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FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

Freedom of expression is one of the fundamental human rights that is paramount for any democratic system to function adequately.

In Malaysia, freedom of expression is more often than not restricted through archaic laws and in some cases restricted through the threat of violence.

The laws restricting Freedom of Expression in Malaysia includes but is not limited to:


The Sedition
Act 1948

Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984
The Communications and Multimedia
Act 1948
Film Censorship Act 2002

 

State-based religious law governing Islamic publications