A Draconian Security Act Returns in Mal…

The Malaysian government has passed an anti-terrorism bill reminiscent of the notorious Internal Security Act that the country discarded in 2012, earning the government renewed condemnation from international civil rights groups and journalism associations. The passage comes at a time when the country is also increasingly using its 1948 Sedition Act – which Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak also promised to do away with – against its political critics.

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