Statement by Hon Kasthuri Patto; Freedom of speech does not mean you have a free pass to attack, insult or hurt other ethnicities or religions

Statement of Hon Kasthuri Patto in response to UMNO's Senator Khairul Azwan Harun on the move by the Ministry of Communication and Multimedia's initiative for the Communications and Multimedia Commission's through the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Media to encourage Malaysians to report inflammatory materials touching on race, religion and royalty in respect of freedom of speech.

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Desi Hanara
Parliamentarians engage with international partners at the US Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom

From 15 to 17 July 2019, the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief (IPPFoRB) brought four parliamentarians from Canada, Indonesia and South Africa to the US Ministerial to Advance the Religious Freedom, in Washington, D.C. This was the occasion for them to engage with a broad range of partners, including senior government officials, international organizations, religious leaders and civil society activists.

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Desi Hanara
Malaysian parliamentarians pledge to combat hate speech and strengthen freedom of expression

KUALA LUMPUR – Lawmakers from the Parliament of Malaysia pledged to use their mandate to tackle hate speech and strengthen respect for the right to freedom of expression. 

“Today, hate speech has not only become a serious threat to freedom of opinion and expression, but has also led to devastating acts of gross human rights violations and crimes against humanity.” 

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Desi Hanara