Malaysia: End Website Blocking, Politicized Investigations

Malaysia: End Website Blocking, Politicized Investigations

Malaysian authorities should cease blocking the website of the Sarawak Report, a London-based news outlet critical of the government, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should also drop politically motivated criminal investigations and related travel bans against outspoken members of parliament and journalists.

“Blocking a website and threatening critics with prosecution will not make the firestorm over alleged government corruption go away,” said Brad Adams, Asia director. “Instead of engaging in repression, the Malaysian government should lift the bans and properly address the allegations swirling around it.”

Read more: https://www.hrw.org/news/2015/07/22/malaysia-end-website-blocking-politicized-investigations

Camilla Wood

UK based Legal Aid Lawyer

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