Tuesday, July 28, 2015

MALAYSIA:::MTUC:::Clamping Down On Media Is Not the Way Forward For a Democratic Society

MTUC strongly condemn the decision of the Ministry to suspend the publication of Edge for 3 months. MTUC also condemns any restriction on press freedom. It is a duty of any journalist to expose any suspected wrong doing, be it by individual or people in power. The suspension of the media publication only reflects the decrease in the freedom of Information. Every workman has a right to know how public funds are being utilised for the benefit of the public as a whole. The Edge’s publication has done nothing more than alerting the public based on evidence obtained by them that there are high probabilities of misuse of public fund.