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Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Does Malaysia need hate speech laws?

It appears that open demonisation of minority groups such as Christians and Chinese Malaysians are becoming more commonplace in Malaysia. Does Malaysia need laws to prohibit hate speech? The Nut Graph asks political scientist Dr Wong Chin Huat.

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Digital double standards – when are Facebook posts really criminal?

Digital double standards – when are Facebook posts really criminal?

WHY do some “offensive” social media posts invite police action while others don’t? It would seem that it depends on who posts it, and who or what the post is about. Are double standards at play in the policing of digital freedom of expression?

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What are the benefits of hudud?

What are the benefits of hudud?

Just what are the benefits of hudud? Its supporters should spell them out so that Malaysians can decide if the Islamic penal code is good for the country, and so that the electorate can make informed assessments about the politicians who are pushing for Malaysia to be an Islamic state.

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Kes Ismail Yahya: Ancaman terhadap pengasingan kuasa?

Kes Ismail Yahya: Ancaman terhadap pengasingan kuasa?

Bulan Oktober yang lalu, Ketua Hakim Mahkamah Syariah Terengganu didakwa di mahkamah syariah. Datuk Ismail Yahya dituduh menghina dan mempertikaikan Majlis Agama Islam dan Adat Melayu Terengganu dan arahan Sultan Terengganu mengenai penstrukturan semula majlis tersebut. Apakah yang telah dilakukan oleh seorang ketua hakim mahkamah syariah sehingga dia boleh didakwa sebegini?

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