European Union External Action

Statement by the Spokesperson on the recently adopted amendment to the Sedition Act in Malaysia

Bruxelles, 15/04/2015 - 16:29, UNIQUE ID: 150415_03
Statements by the Spokesperson

 

"Malaysia has decided to strengthen the Sedition Act, instead of repealing it as previously announced. This can have implications for the exercise of freedom of expression as demonstrated by recent controversial instances of application of the Act.

As a friend to Malaysia, the EU recalls that respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms and trust in due process are essential tenets of any democratic system, underpinning growth, prosperity and harmony."

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