Delegation of the European Union to Malaysia

Statement by the European Union Ambassadors resident in Malaysia together with the Ambassadors of Norway and Switzerland

Kuala Lumpur, 20/02/2021 - 05:02, UNIQUE ID: 210220_10
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Statement by the European Union Ambassadors resident in Malaysia together with the Ambassadors of Norway and Switzerland on the Malaysiakini case

While fully recognising the independence and the dignity of the judiciary, we are concerned by the Federal Court's decision against Malaysiakini and the impact it can have on press freedom in Malaysia. Freedom of the press is a cornerstone of democratic societies. Media are crucial for debate, transparency and accountability.

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