Wednesday, February 12, 2014
GOVERNMENT STATEMENT ON PRESS FREEDOM
Commenting on the Reporters Without Borders 2014 World Press Freedom Index, a Malaysian Government spokesperson said:
“Online and in print, the media in Malaysia is freer than it has ever been.
“Malaysia enjoys an open and vibrant online media. Anyone who visits a Malaysian news website or political blog can see for themselves how free the online media is.
“Moreover, under Prime Minister Najib Razak, print media licensing laws have been relaxed. The requirement to renew print licenses annually has been removed, and the Home Minister’s authority to block, allow or revoke licenses has been opened up to judicial review.”