Should Satire Be Protected As Free Speech?
Thulsi Manogaran , Coordinator, The Civil Society Coalition (CSO) Working On Freedom of Expression (FOE) | Khaizan Sharizad Razak, Lawyer and Partner, Messrs Seira & Sharizad | Ernest Ng, Comic Book Writer
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Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia is suing political artist and activist Fahmi Reza for his recent satirical artwork that has allegedly insulted the institution. Fahmi himself has stood firm on his stance that satire is a form of expression that he has a right to exercise. We speak to Thulsi Manogaran of the Civil Society Coalition on the position of satire when it comes to freedom of speech. Then, lawyer Khaizan Sharizad Razak tells us about the legalities in pursuing action against satire. Finally, we hear from Ernest Ng, comic book writer of CovidBallz, on why satire is important.
Image Source: Phil Shaw, Unsplash
Produced by: Loo Juosie, Adeline Choong, Alia Zefri
Presented by: Sharmilla Ganesan, Lee Chwi Lynn
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Categories: Politics, law & legal matters
Tags: Evening Edition, Satire, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Expression,