UN rights office hails Malaysia’s intention to repeal colonial-era Sedition Act

The United Nations human rights office today welcomed the announcement by the Malaysian Government that it will repeal a 1948 law that curbed free speech and freedom of expression in the South-east Asian nation.

Ban praises Malaysia’s poverty reduction, urges it to share its experiences with others

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commended Malaysia for “making great strides” in reducing poverty, adding that the country must share its experiences with the world to enhance development in other nations.