DATUK Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz is being hailed as a hero in some quarters for his “Malaysian first, Malay second” remarks in an open letter responding to Utusan Malaysia’s Awang Selamat. The minister in the prime minister’s department also said that “being civil to the opposition is the right thing to do in a democracy” as they are also elected by the people. But has Nazri always been civil to the opposition?
CIJ opposes calls for Utusan’s suspensionBy Zedeck Siew
PETALING JAYA, 4 June 2009: The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) has opposed calls to suspend Utusan Malaysia or charge its writers with the Sedition Act. “Freedom of expression thrives in an environment where members of the public are free to agree and disagree among themselves, instead of censuring each other with restrictive laws,” said […]