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
- The Communications and Multimedia Act 1998
- Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984
- State-based religious law governing Islamic publications
- Film Censorship Act 2002