I disagree with the lawyer Fadiah Nadwa Fikri being investigated under the Sedition Act as well as the Communications and Multimedia Act for a blogpost she had written about Malaysia’s monarchy.
I defend our Merdeka consensus consisting of constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy.
The maintenance of both is crucial for Malaysia’s future as a multiracial, multi-religious nation.
However, the Sedition Act and other repressive laws are outdated stumbling blocks to the development of democracy as well as mature, civil discourse and freedom of speech in the New Malaysia.
There should hence be a moratorium on investigations and prosecutions under these laws until they can be repealed as per Pakatan Harapan’s manifesto.
People or groups who disagree with Fadiah’s contentions, or anyone else’s, should answer with arguments of their own, rather than trying to get the law involved every time they read or hear something that offends them.
NIK NAZMI NIK AHMAD
PAKATAN HARAPAN YOUTH LEADER
PARTI KEADILAN RAKYAT YOUTH LEADER
SETIAWANGSA MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT