MalaysiaKini Contempt of Court – Dangerous Precedent for Content Moderation

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) is concerned by the developments and finding of the Federal Court in the contempt proceeding against MalaysiaKini.

Freedom of expression is fundamental to the functioning of any democracy, and any restriction should only be applied to protect the safety or rights of others, and not to protect the perceived affront to the dignity of any person or institution. In this case, it is of paramount importance to ensure freedom of expression takes the fore as it involves a media organization and the alleged contemptuous content were comments by third parties with no affiliation with MalaysiaKini.

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