Letztes Update:

Freedom of Speech in Malaysia


Article 10 of the Malaysian Constitution guarantees citizens the right to freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and freedom of association. However, unlike comparable provisions in constitutional law such as the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, which guarantees citizen absolute freedom, the freedoms given by the Article 10 are subject to restriction by the government whenever it deems necessary in the interest of the security of the federation.

Vague Laws

Over the decades of rule by the previous regime, several vaguely worded laws have been used to prosecute politicians, artists and journalists who expressed their critical opinion of the government, religion and the royalty. Moreover, art works as well as activities on the internet are heavily monitored by censorship and blocking of several news sites.