Malaysia Bans More Activists from Leavi…

Fears of a widespread crackdown on dissent, including imprisonment, have increased in Malaysia with five more politicians and activists being told they would not be allowed to leave the country. In addition, Ho Kay Tat, the publisher of the country’s most influential financial daily, was called in on July 22 and told he could face charges for “activities detrimental to parliamentary democracy,” with a maximum possible sentence of 20 years for publishing details of a massive government-linked scandal.

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