Joint Statement – Malaysia: Anti-Fake News Bill threatens freedom of expression and may lead to the suppression of critical speech

Bangkok, Thailand – The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) today urged Malaysia’s Parliament not to pass the Anti-Fake News Bill 2018. The two organizations are concerned that the bill will unduly limit freedom of opinion or expression in Malaysia, and could be used to suppress legitimate criticism of the government.

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