JOHOR BAHARU, (Sept 7) — The government has no immediate plans to repeal the Sedition Act 1948, despite calls by certain quarters.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nancy Shukri reiterated that the Act was essential in safeguarding security, harmony and unity in the country.
“The prime minister did suggest that the Sedition Act 1948 would be repealed but we will not do so until we have another law to replace it.
“The government needs time and a detailed study in drafting the National Harmony bill,” she told reporters after officiating a legal literacy seminar organised by the Johor Women’s Development Office here Sunday.
Nancy said the government through the Attorney General’s Chambers is collaborating with the National Unity and Integration Department to obtain input and feedback from the people, which would be used to formulate the new law. — BERNAMA