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1984 Statute Repressive To The Writing Industry

Sheena Gurbakhash, Writer and EXCO Member, PEN Malaysia

08-Dec-23 07:45

1984 Statute Repressive To The Writing Industry

The Printing Presses Publication Act (PPPA) 1984 gives absolute power to the Home Affairs Minister to ban any publications which are deemed to be prejudicial to public order, morality, security, or which is likely to alarm public opinion. Sheena Gurbakhash, Writer and EXCO Member of PEN Malaysia explains why the powers of this statute is very broad, open to misinterpretation and may impede creativity in the writing industry.

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Produced by: Anwar Mahbob

Presented by: Anwar Mahbob, Shazana Mokhtar, Philip See


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Categories:  Law/Activismgovernmentcontroversies

Tags:  pppaprinting presses and publications act 1984





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