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Lawyers to march against Sedition Act

Lawyers to march against Sedition Act

BY BOO SU-LYN
September 19, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 ― Lawyers will take to the streets and rally against the Sedition Act 1948, after the Malaysian Bar approved a peaceful protest against the law critics contend is misused to quell dissent against the government. At an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) of the Malaysian legal profession’s body today, lawyers voted through the Bar Council's proposal that was amended to include a march calling for the repeal of the colonial era law. “Jalan!” Bar Council's... Read more

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