The Assault on Malaysiakini

(In recent weeks, the Malaysian government has staged an unprecedented number of attacks on various political reform NGOs in Malaysia, accusing them of being in the pay of foreign forces – usually the CIA or the Israeli government or that most prominent bete noir, George Soros, attempting to destabilize the country. This suggests that the US and Israel don’t have their hands full with Iran, China, Russia and other problems. Malaysiakini, an online news publication with which Asia Sentinel has a content-sharing agreement, has come under particular attack. Premesh Chandran, the news portal’s CEO, takes on the government in an op-ed piece which we are happy to reprint. If printing the truth destabilizes a country, so be it – Eds.)

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