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Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia is suing political artist and activist Fahmi Reza for his recent satirical artwork that has allegedly insulted the institution. Fahmi himself has stood firm on his stance that satire is a form of expression that he has a right to exercise.
BFM speaks to Thulsi Manogaran, an activist with a civil society coalition working on freedom of expression, on the position of satire when it comes to freedom of speech. Lawyer Khaizan Sharizad Razak then tells the station about the legalities in pursuing action against satire. Finally, Ernest Ng, comic book writer of CovidBallz, explains why satire is important.
Producers: Loo Juosie, Adeline Choong and Alia Zefri
Presenters: Sharmilla Ganesan and Lee Chwi Lynn
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