Archive for February, 2010

Sword of Damocles Over the STAR: Threats Towards Press Freedom

February 26, 2010

Sword of Damocles Over the STAR: Threats Towards Press Freedom

Why would the Malaysian government threaten to suspend a newspaper that is known to be compliant and supportive of its policies? What were the circumstances that led to the Sword of Damocles’ hanging over the STAR?

Apparently, the STAR published an article that was critical of the Syariah Court judgment that led to canning of three women. Some Muslim groups took offence at the article and lodged police reports against the STAR. (more…)