Amnesty International: Malaysiakini raid an ‘insult to freedom of expression’

Source: Malaysiakini

Global human rights movement Amnesty International has condemned the raid on Malaysiakini’s office yesterday by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

It said the raid is an ‘unwarranted attack’ and an insult to the freedom of expression in Malaysia, and the latest example of the crackdown on independent media in the country.

“This is pure intimidation and harassment of journalists who have been targeted solely for peacefully doing their work, which is to report the news.

“It is no coincidence that this is news the Malaysian authorities would rather suppress,” Amnesty International’s office for Southeast Asia and the Pacific said in a statement today. Read more