KUALA LUMPUR, April 28 – The Dewan Negara Tuesday passed the Sedition Bill (Amendment) 2015 after a heated debate by 21 senators. Some wanted to know how the government planned to act against Malaysians who fled the country after making provocating statements.
Several of the senators wanted the government to take firm action against individuals who provoke and incite via the social media. Meanwhile, Deputy Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar when winding up debate on the bill, said the law is not only focused on politicians.
In fact, the government assured that the law would not be used on those who did not commit offences and did not criticise excessively. “The government assures this law will only used on those who commit offences regardless whether they are ordinary people, of high or low status, politicians or civil servants,” he added.