Forum: Malaysia at 50: Sedition Act and the Nationhood

Posted: August 23, 2007 in Assault on Malaysian Bloggers, Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Speech, Malaysian Blogosphere, Society

Fri, 24 August 2007:Forum Malaysia at 50: Sedition Act and the Nationhood

Lately, Sedition Act 1948 has been central in the controversies involving blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin and student musician Wee Meng Chee, or “Namewee”, who produced a rap video featuring the national anthem. The broad power vested under the Sedition law inevitably raises question about the protection for freedom of expression and whether such stringent limit could limit healthy dialogue among different communities. Do we need the Sedition Act, a product of the postwar Emergency Period, to protect our nationhood and social harmony? Has it made our nation stronger or weaker? We invite an eloquent human rights lawyer, Haris Ibrahim, an acclaimed movie director, Yasmin Ahmad and two articulate political think-tankers, Khalid Jaafar, Dr. Dzulkifli Ahmad to share their thoughts.


: 8:30pm
: KL-Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall


Bloggers, blog readers and the public alike are encouraged to attend this forum as such issues are becoming increasingly apparent and alarming of late and warrants serious attention. So if you can make do come to KL-Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall tomorrow at 8.30 pm.

  1. Very interesting blog. Be nice to my loving satisfaction A JOKE! ) What’s the difference between boogers and broccoli? Kids won’t eat broccoli.

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