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Recent articles in Malaysia

Hundreds of Malaysian youth gather in Kuala Lumpur to take part in the #Lawan protest demanding the Prime Minister's resignation, 31 July 2021, Aizat Ady Ikram/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Malaysia: ‘Government must stop harassment and intimidation of peaceful protesters’

Several civil society groups are urging Malaysian authorities to stop persecuting activists and other citizens who are protesting against the government’s pandemic response.

Police officers and a soldier check vehicles at a roadblock in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1 June 2021, Zhu Wei/Xinhua via Getty Images

Malaysian groups ‘strongly condemn raids against filmmaker and artist’

The police raided the office of Freedom Film Network over an animated film narrating the true story of a boy who experienced torture while in police custody. Various groups said the police should be held accountable for their actions.

Commuters wait for the train in front of a government advertisement, in connection with the Anti-Fake News Act 2018 that had been recently tabled in Parliament, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 26 March 2018, MOHD RASFAN/AFP via Getty Images

Malaysia: ‘Emergency Fake News Ordinance has severe ramifications for freedom of expression’

ARTICLE 19 issued a legal analysis of Malaysian Emergency (Essential Powers) (No. 2) Ordinance 2021 and warned that the Ordinance could prevent any criticism of the government’s COVID-19 response.