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Backtracking on Free Expression, Accountability, LGBT Rights

Click to expand Image Protesters hold placards during a protest…
Protesters hold placards reading " Save Malaysia, Arrest the Thief " during a protest in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, April 14, 2018.

New Cases Against Opposition Politicians, Activists, Bloggers

(Washington, DC) – Malaysian authorities have brought new criminal charges against critics of the government and are showing no signs of easing this year’s intensifying crackdown on free expression, Human Rights Watch said today. Malaysia, currently the…

Respect Right to Convey and Receive Information and Ideas

(New York) – The Malaysia government should respect the right to free expression and immediately reverse its ban on a book, Allah, Liberty and Love, by Canadian Muslim writer Irshad Manji. Home Affairs Minister Hishammuddin Hussein banned the book,…

Publications Crackdown Targets Opposition Political Parties

(New York) - Malaysia's Ministry of Home Affairs should stop threatening to close opposition party newspapers, reverse bans on politically sensitive books, and end harassment of independent journalists, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should…
(New York) - The Malaysian government should drop its order to a popular news website to remove videos of a recent protest and of a government minister's reaction, Human Rights Watch said today. The website Malaysiakini has refused to comply with a…