27 Sep '11, 12am

Time to free up Singapore’s media: ~by: Ng E-Jay The Prime Minister of Malaysia has announced that the annual re...

Time to free up Singapore’s media: ~by: Ng E-Jay The Prime Minister of Malaysia has announced that the annual re...

The Prime Minister of Malaysia has announced that the annual renewal of press and publication permits would be abolished, and all press licenses will now remain valid indefinitely unless they are revoked. The obvious question now is why the Singapore government fails to heed repeated calls for media liberalization, and in fact, continues to justify existing laws even in the face of the changes happening across the causeway. Malaysia’s Printing Presses and Publications Act (PPPA), enacted in 1984, has been used to censure newspapers on a very wide range of issues, some of it justified, but much of it not. While this degree of control has allowed the Malaysian government to censor inflammatory speech, it has on a multitude of occasions also been used to silence legitimate and peaceful dissent, curb freedom of expression, and instil fear. The same can be said of Singapore’s l...

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