Dr M: Sedition Act will be repealed ASAP

Dr M: Sedition Act will be repealed ASAP

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad confirmed that the Pakatan Harapan government will repeal Sedition Act 1948 but stopped short of giving a time frame.

“We will first repeal the act. And for the new act, we are in the process of fine-tuning some sentences,” said Dr Mahathir at a press conference in Dewan Rakyat.

When pressed for a time frame, he said, “as soon as possible”.

The government coalition promised to do away with this archaic law in its manifesto. 

The recent one-year jail sentence of independent preacher Wan Ji Wan Hussin under the act has led to Pakatan Harapan Youth pressuring the government to do away with this law and a host of other related laws.

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