Malaysia’s free thought, religious expression under ‘serious assault’, study shows

Source: The Malay Mail Online

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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 21 ― Freedom of thought, religious expression and dissent in Malaysia are facing “grave violations”, according to the latest global study by the the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU).

The group’s annual Freedom of Thought Report 2015 released earlier this month noted the “serious assaults” to Malaysia’s freedoms of expression, in particular those concerning religious views.

“This country is found to be declining, with human rights including freedom of thought and expression under serious assault… ‘blasphemy’ is outlawed or criticism of religion is restricted and punishable with a prison sentence,” the report said. Read more