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JOINT STATEMENT ON ABOLISH THE SEDITION ACT
AND
THE FORMATION OF ABOLISH THE SEDITION ACT MOVEMENT/ GERAKAN HAPUS AKTA HASUTAN (GHAH)

5 September 2014, Kuala Lumpur

We, the undersigned organisations have come together to express in the strongest terms our protest against the continuing usage of the repressive, colonial and undemocratic Sedition Act of 1948.

The Sedition Act is a piece of repressive legislation made by the British colonial government to suppress freedom of expression and opinion of our forefathers who fought for the independence of our country. This legislation has to go if we want to be a truly independent nation.

The Sedition Act is too broadly defined and is easily open to abuse by the government. It can and is being used to criminalise almost any kind of democratic speech including legitimate criticisms against the government, its leaders or the ruling political parties. Under the Sedition Act, almost anything said or published that is remotely contentious can be deemed seditious.
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