Update: Lionel Morais, Amin Shah Iskandar and Zulkifli Sulong were released this evening after the police failed to secure remand. Release Kay Tat and Jahabar as well!
The arrests of The Edge CEO Ho Kay Tat and TMI chief editor Jahabar Sadiq this morning, along with three other TMI editors – Lionel Morais, Amin Shah Iskandar and Zulkifli Sulong – is deeply disturbing.
This is not a step formard, but a step backwards to the dark days post-Ops Lalang, when The Star and a couple of other papers were effective muzzled.
— Citizen Nades (@CitizenNades) March 31, 2015
Where will this all end? How many more arrests?
At a time when we need a honest and frank assessment and discussion of the critical issues (the national, federak and household debt, the weaker ringgit, the Prevention of Terorrism Act bill and the GST), the scope for dissenting views if is being restricted by the day.
Whither media freedom in Malaysia?