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Lawyers in Malaysia Protest Sedition Act

Hundreds of Malaysian lawyers on October 16 marched towards the Malaysian parliament house demanding the government honor its two-year-old pledge to repeal the Sedition Act of 1948. The march is set to add to mounting pressure on the government to abolish the colonial-era law, the use of which in an ongoing crackdown has drawn criticism from both local and international groups, including the United Nations.  Christopher Leong, President of the Bar Council of Malaysia, which...

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