Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak had declared the Sedition Act "irrelevant" when pledging to repeal the colonial-era law, so how did it suddenly become relevant two years later, PAS' Parit Buntar MP Mujahid Yusof Rawa asks: http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/281903
Mujahid, who is also a member of the National Unity Consultative Council (NUCC), was responding to Najib's announcement that the Sedition Act will be retained and "strengthened".
"On July 11, 2012, the prime minister who is also Umno president, vowed to abolish the Sedition Act and replace it with the National Harmony Act, citing that it was no longer relevant. How did it suddenly become relevant in 2014?
"By strengthening the Sedition Act, the Umno president in his speech is sending the wrong signal that colonial law needed to be maintained even though the situation today requires more relevant laws and are according to the times," he said in a statement.