Record fine for Malaysian news site over readers’ comments

NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the record fine imposed on Malaysiakini, one of Malaysia’s leading investigative news sites, for readers’ comments critical of the judiciary, and the subsequent sedition investigation into its editor for cri…

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Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the record fine imposed on Malaysiakini, one of Malaysia’s leading investigative news sites, for readers’ comments critical of the judiciary, and the subsequent sedition investigation into its editor for criticizing the court’s decision. This is liable to result in more self-censorship in the media, RSF warned, reiterating its call for the government to show that it is determined to defend press freedom.

A website renowned for investigating corruption, Malaysiakini was fined 500,000 ringgits (nearly 100,000 euros) by a federal court on 19 February after being found guilty of contempt of co


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