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Media freedom and legislation in Malaysia


Mohd Sani, Mohd Azizuddin (2008) Media freedom and legislation in Malaysia. REKAYASA – Journal of Ethics, Legal and Governance, 4. pp. 69-86. ISSN 1823-7169

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Abstract

This paper is about Malaysian regulation with regard to the issue of media freedom.Malaysia has many laws that restrict the function of the media, either printing media, broadcasting media or the Internet.The sources of the restriction can be found in Federal Constitution and many laws such as the Internal Security Act, Sedition Act, Printing Presses and Publications Act, and others.This restriction is actually limiting the degree of democracy practised in this country. With the cases listed, this paper is in the intention to expose the limitation of media freedom in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Federal Constitution, laws, restriction, degree of democracy
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Dr. Mohd. Azizuddin Mohd Sani
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2014 08:10
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2014 08:10
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/11935

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