Putrajaya shrugs off global concerns on Sedition Act changes

Source: The Malaysian Insider

Sedition Act 1948

Sedition Act 1948

Putrajaya has shrugged off concerns by international observers and foreign countries on the amendments to the Sedition Act, saying that their views were “normal”.

Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman acknowledged that Malaysia’s strengthening of the act had attracted attention from other countries, human rights groups and the global media, which were concerned about the law’s impact on the freedom of expression.

“They feel the Malaysian government’s actions are a restriction to the freedom of speech and human rights. Such action is also not in line with the moderate principles promoted by the Malaysian government on the world stage. Read more