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Malaysiakini in contempt of court and the ‘fake news’ ordinance

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BFM looks back at two issues that dominated the headlines in the earlier months of this year:

  • the landmark decision of holding Malaysiakini in contempt of court for readers’ comments and what this decision means for freedom of speech in Malaysia
  • the Emergency (Essential Powers) (No. 2) Ordinance 2021, which makes it a criminal offence to create, publish, or disseminate “fake news” relating to Covid-19 or the proclamation of emergency in the country or to fail to take down such material upon the government’s request

Joining in to explain these two major issues in detail is Malik Imtiaz Sarwar, a lawyer and constitutional law expert.

Produced and presented by Juliet Jacobs

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