Call for commission of inquiry into Sedition Act abuses under Najib

Free Malaysia Today

Lawyers for Liberty today urged the government to form a commission of inquiry to investigate and recommend appropriate action on the "massive abuse" of the Sedition Act under the Najib Razak administration. Its adviser N Surendran said in a statement that the Najib administration was guilty of the "worst abuses of the Sedition Act 1948 in the history of independent Malaysia". "The abuse of the sedition law under Najib was so extreme that it warrants an investigation for abuse of power against Najib, former attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail, former IGP Khalid Bakar and all other officials who were complicit in the sedition rampage." He said Najib's "unprecedented" Sedition crackdown became the darkest period for freedom of expression in the history of the nation.