COMMENTARY BY THE MALAYSIAN INSIDER
The Sedition Act is being used again. This time against academic Dr Aziz Bari for his statements about the Selangor ruler that are deemed seditious by some 100 complainants to the police.
Nowhere there does it say that a citizen cannot freely express his thoughts on a matter which he is an expert.
Perhaps, these chaps are at their wits end on how to handle Malaysians who don't accept their narrative and the social media. So they have to badger the police brass and the A-G to take action using a law that few people understand.
It does not cover people who give an opinion. And, beyond academic freedom, it is about the freedom of expression that we enjoy as citizens under the Federal Constitution.
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