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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