Free speech in Malaysia: From feudal and colonial periods to the present

This article attempts to explore the introduction and progress of the idea and concept of free speech in Malaysia.It demonstrates that the idea of freedom and liberty has existed since the feudal period of the Malay Sultanate.However, the idea was very limited owing to constraints imposed by the feu...

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Main Author: Mohd Sani, Mohd Azizuddin
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spelling my.uum.repo.123582014-10-23T04:11:35Z http://repo.uum.edu.my/12358/ Free speech in Malaysia: From feudal and colonial periods to the present Mohd Sani, Mohd Azizuddin JQ Political institutions Asia This article attempts to explore the introduction and progress of the idea and concept of free speech in Malaysia.It demonstrates that the idea of freedom and liberty has existed since the feudal period of the Malay Sultanate.However, the idea was very limited owing to constraints imposed by the feudal kings.The people saw the kings as divine figures.When the British colonised the Malay states, they introduced the modern Western concept of free speech.This was later embedded in the Malayan/Malaysian Constitution during the country's independence in 1957 as one of the essential fundamental liberties of the people.However, the British were also responsible for introducing several repressive laws, such as the Printing Presses and Publications Ordinance.The Malaysian government continued this policy after independence to the detriment of the practice of free speech in the country. Routledge 2011 Article PeerReviewed application/pdf en http://repo.uum.edu.my/12358/1/document%287%29.pdf Mohd Sani, Mohd Azizuddin (2011) Free speech in Malaysia: From feudal and colonial periods to the present. The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, 100 (416). pp. 531-546. ISSN 0035-8533 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00358533.2011.609694 doi:10.1080/00358533.2011.609694
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Free speech in Malaysia: From feudal and colonial periods to the present
description This article attempts to explore the introduction and progress of the idea and concept of free speech in Malaysia.It demonstrates that the idea of freedom and liberty has existed since the feudal period of the Malay Sultanate.However, the idea was very limited owing to constraints imposed by the feudal kings.The people saw the kings as divine figures.When the British colonised the Malay states, they introduced the modern Western concept of free speech.This was later embedded in the Malayan/Malaysian Constitution during the country's independence in 1957 as one of the essential fundamental liberties of the people.However, the British were also responsible for introducing several repressive laws, such as the Printing Presses and Publications Ordinance.The Malaysian government continued this policy after independence to the detriment of the practice of free speech in the country.
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title Free speech in Malaysia: From feudal and colonial periods to the present
title_short Free speech in Malaysia: From feudal and colonial periods to the present
title_full Free speech in Malaysia: From feudal and colonial periods to the present
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title_full_unstemmed Free speech in Malaysia: From feudal and colonial periods to the present
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