KUALA LUMPUR, (Nov 30) — The move to retain the Sedition Act 1948 was made to protect the sensitivities of all Malaysians, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak who noted there was no ulterior motive behind the move.
He said retaining the act was not about protecting the rights of Muslims and Malays only, but also those of the non-Muslim and non-Malay communities.
“I want to explain that the act is a protection for all Malaysians, it is a protection of our much cherished social contract that has been embedded in our constitution.
“We must ensure that the enforcement of the Sedition Act must be seen to be fair,” he said when opening the 61st People’s Progressive Party (PPP) annual general meeting, here, Sunday.
Najib stressed that action would be taken accordingly against those who disrespected other people’s faiths.
Present were PPP president Tan Sri M. Kayveas, senior vice-president Datuk Maglin Dennis D’Cruz and other Barisan Nasional component party leaders. — BERNAMA