17 Sep '11, 1am

Mica stands by Newspaper and Printing Presses Act

Mica stands by Newspaper and Printing Presses Act

The Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (Mica) stands by the law which regulates newspapers, saying it ensures the media operating here play a responsible role and that publishers are accountable for the content they print. -- ST PHOTO: ALBERT SIM By Teo Wan Gek The Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (Mica) stands by the law which regulates newspapers, saying it ensures the media operating here play a responsible role and that publishers are accountable for the content they print. It was responding to questions on Friday on the Newspaper and Printing Presses Act (NPPA), in light of Malaysia's move to abolish the need for media companies to renew their licences annually. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced this on Thursday night when he said that the country's equivalent law - the Printing Presses and Publications Act of 1984 - ...

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