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Stop suppressing the media: The police need to be held accountable!

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Recently, there were plenty of investigations of journalists, media outlets and even opposition MPs, regarding their reporting or opinions on the untimely deaths of people in police custody.

This came on the heels of the death of A Ganapathy, a 40-year-old milk trader who was allegedly beaten while in police custody in Gombak. The press and members of the public demanded answers and justice. The authorities responded by investigating the likes of journalists from Malaysiakini and Muar MP Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, and even threatened to sue news portal Free Malaysia Today.

BFM explores the systemic changes that we need to see in the police force. Sharing their thoughts on the importance of safeguarding press freedom are Amnesty International Malaysia executive director Katrina Jorene Maliamauv andxecutive Director, Amnesty International Malaysia and Centre For Independent Journalism legal researcher and adviser Ding Jo Ann.

Produced and presented by: Dashran Yohan

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