Malaysia's Thin-Skinned Politicians

Should politicians be protected from the wrath of the people?

By: Dennis Ignatius

Early this week, in an incident that has attracted widespread public attention and criticism, Malaysian police arrested four youths on charges of allegedly insulting Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor, the chief minister of the northern state of Kedah under the provisions of a law that criminalizes “intentional insult with intent to provoke a br…

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