SUPERMAN DOWNED WHILE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE STAY SILENT

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 25 October 2019

The banning of Superman’s (sic) comic book on China’s Belt/Road Initiative must surely be the ultimate farce under our so-called “New Malaysia”. SUARAM’s annual human rights report has routinely listed banned books since the BN era but this takes the biscuit for absurdity. Zunar, our ‘Cartoon Laureate’ has rightly spoken out against this kind of medieval censorship which is a far cry from the “Shared Progressive Vision” we are supposed to be co-creating…

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Urging Lifting of Book Ban on G25 Book by Coalition for Freedom of Expression

The Coalition for Freedom of Expression (CFOE) urges the Home Minister to promptly lift the ban on the book “Breaking the Silence: Voices of moderation – Islam in a constitutional democracy” published by G25.The banning of the book, carried out by then-Home Minister Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi in June 2017, was arguably unconstitutional. Any restriction on the freedom of expression as enshrined in Article 10 must be for a legitimate reason as set out in the Constitution and must be necessary, proportionate and reasonable.

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