I gave a speech in the Malaysian embassy in Berlin in December 2014 and spoke about my voluntary service, but also about the things going on in Malaysia. I placed my special focus on the “Sedition Act”. The political part starts at 4.09. Special thanks to my dear friend Paula, who recorded the speech and created the video. Enjoy watching it! 🙂
The “Sedition Act” in Malaysia is a law prohibiting discourse deemed as seditious. The act was originally enacted by the colonial authorities of British Malaya in 1948. The act criminalises speech with “seditious tendency”, including that which would “bring into hatred or contempt or to excite disaffection against” the government or engender “feelings of ill-will and hostility between different races”.
It has been used to criminalize, arrest and convict activists, students, politicians, journalists, etc.
Further information: https://raiseyourvoice1957.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/mansuh-akta-hasutan/
or this video by The New York Times