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No need for ´lese majeste´ laws in Malaysia - Muhyiddin

Last update: 01/04/2019
KUALA LUMPUR, April 1 (Bernama) -- There is no necessity for Malaysia to have ‘lese majeste’ laws like in Thailand to protect the sanctity of the royal institution against insults and attacks by irresponsible individuals and quarters, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

He said the reason being that the existing laws were adequate for action to be taken against those involved.

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government has not discussed the need for such a law like in Thailand, he told the Dewan Rakyat today.

He was responding to a question from Ramli Mohd Nor (BN-Cameron Highlands) on whether the government would introduce a new law like the Lese Majeste in Thailand to curb insults against the royal institution.

However, Muhyiddin said provisions in the Sedition Act 1948 would be studied with a view for offences on insulting the royal institution to be placed under the Penal Code.


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