Soldier on for press freedom
Umno politician Saifuddin Abdullah has urged journalists to continue reporting without fear or favour despite the arrest of five executives of Malaysian Insider. Saifuddin said things have gone from “bad to worse” now as police continue their wave of arrests under the Sedition Act. “This persecution might affect some, but my plea is, please be steadfast,” appealed to journalists and the mass media. “The people need us to report and feature without fear or favour. I hope journalists will remain steadfast and soldier on upholding the principle of freedom of the press.”
Saifuddin, former MP for Temerloh, is head of the Global Movement of Moderates. He contributes a column to various newspapers.
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