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Offensive Speech - Too Broad a Net?

Eric Paulsen

07-Nov-16 08:35

Offensive Speech - Too Broad a Net?

The line dividing normal, everyday conversations from ‘offensive’ speech is sometimes very thin. Under Malaysian legislation, speech that offends the religious feelings or sensibilities of others, can be penalised.

BFM explores the laws surrounding offensive speech, as well as its appearance on social media.

Lyn Mak has the story.


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