VITAL ISSUES IN CRIMINALISING HATE SPEECH

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 26 August 2019

The Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department for Religious Affairs Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa intends to enact laws that deal directly with hate speech following recent controversies relating to race and religious sensitivities and the widespread dissemination of provocative statements online. Some of the issues cited include Dong Zong, controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik and the Bangi road rage case.

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RACIAL AND RELIGIOUS HATRED ACT IS ILL-CONCEIVED

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 26 July 2018

The Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religion) Mujahid Yusof Rawa told parliament on July 24 that a Religious and Racial Hatred Act would be tabled soon “… not just to deal with incidences when Islam is insulted but also when non-Muslim faiths are insulted…This is to ensure that our multi-religious and multiracial society is protected from being insulted and belittled.”

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