Fahmi Reza in sedition probe over sale of #KitaSemuaPenghasut T-shirts

Source: The Malay Mail Online

Graphic artist Fahmi Reza has been detained by police under the Sedition Act 1948. — MMO file pic

Graphic artist Fahmi Reza has been detained by police under the Sedition Act 1948. — MMO file pic

KUALA LUMPUR, June 4 — Graphic artist Fahmi Reza has been detained by police under the Sedition Act 1948 for selling #KitaSemuaPenghasut T-shirts.

He is currently being questioned at the Sentul district police headquarters.

Fahmi said he was approached by five to six police officers while at the Art for Grabs event at the Publika mall here earlier this evening.

“They took my identity card, 2 Penghasut T-shirts from my bag and a poster of a painting of a clown. According to the police, I am being investigated under the Sedition Act,” he said in Malay on his Facebook page.

Gerakan Hapus Akta Hasutan (GHAH) and Suaram coordinator Amir Abdul Hadi confirmed that Fahmi and three others were taken in for questioning.

They are: Art For Grabs organiser Pang Khee Teik, activist Lew Pik-Svonn and artist Arif Rafhan Othman.

Amir said lawyers are being contacted to represent the four. Read more

‘Child Act amendments insufficient, laws against paedophilia and child porn needed’

Source: Malaysiakini

SUHAKAMJUNE o3 — The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) is deeply concerned that hundreds of children aged between six months and 12 years were sexually abused, raped and/or sexually assaulted in Malaysia by a British paedophile between 2006 and 2014 as reported by the media.

The commission has repeatedly urged the government to amend existing laws to address all forms of sexual offences against children, and despite recent and positive amendments to the Child Act 2001, several matters of concern remain:

(i) Having ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Malaysia must undertake to protect children from all forms of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse which includes the exploitative use of children in pornographic performances and materials.

However, specific legislative measures have not been taken to prohibit among others, the possession of child pornography and activities relating to the making or dissemination of child pornographic material. Read more