28 Nov '14, 1am

Will criticising Umno now be labelled seditious? - by Sheridan Mahavera (TMI)

by Sheridan Mahavera The Malaysian Insider 28 November 2014 The hardliners in Umno have won and they want every Malaysian to know this. Any criticism that even touches on Islam, the Malays and the rulers will be seen as an attack against Umno, and vice versa. This is the message from the first day of the Umno assembly and the party’s conservatives have proved how influential they are as they have managed to get their president, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, to go back on his own word. And this has serious repercussions for the man on the street, said noted political analyst Prof James Chin, as it could signal an increased clamp down on legitimate dissent. Grassroots pressure According to Penang Umno chief Datuk Zainal Abidin Osman, if Najib did not abandon his plans to repeal the Sedition Act, there would have been immense pressure against him. Delegates to this year’s assembly,...

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