Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
MCA wants PM to reform AG's role after Malaysiakini case
[Image: b9d61658edd9c54a98505379cbc578b3.jpeg=s660]

MCA joined calls for reforms to the role of the attorney-general following the Federal Court’s decision which found news portal Malaysiakini in contempt of court over comments made by readers.

MCA civil society movement coordination bureau chairperson Ng Kian Nam said his party was worried that the decision sets a dangerous precedent that suppresses the freedom of speech.

He added that Attorney-General Idrus Harun (above) shouldered responsibility for initiating the contempt proceedings.

“Ultimately, Idrus who initiated the controversial contempt of court suit against Malaysiakini editors deserves some rebuke as he is the initiator of the problem, having brought the Malaysian judiciary to shame and undermined freedom of speech in Malaysia,” Ng said in a statement.

- More -

Forum Jump:

Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)