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Malaysia: Free Speech Under Increasing Threat

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image A protester raises his fist during a demonstration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on February 29, 2020.  © 2020 AP Photo/Vincent Thian (Bangkok) – The Malaysian authorities are increasingly using criminal investigations to harass journalists, protest leaders, and various other critics of the government, Human Rights Watch said today. Many are facing potential prosecution and have been subject to police questioning about their work or speech.  Malaysia’s Penal Code, Sedition Act, Peaceful Assembly Act, and Communications and Multimedia Act all contain overbroad and vaguely…

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