Pas decries seizure of party newspapers
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 – Pas has condemned confiscation of both Harakah and Suara Keadilan, blaming it on authorities rattled by coverage of the Perak crisis.
Both party newspapers complained that authorities yesterday had seized their latest editions in Perak, Kedah and Selangor.
“We believe the action was taken because of their reporting of the Perak crisis,” the HarakahDaily website quoted Pas information Datuk Mahfuz Omar as saying.
“This curtails media freedom and insults the people as their right to information has been denied,” he said, adding it was against any democratic norms.
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"Our sources tell us the impact of newspapers during the by-election had angered the Barisan Nasional leadership and we expect the situation to get worse after Najib becomes Prime Minister," said Chua, who is better known as Tian Chua.
He estimated 20,000 copies of Suara Keadilan have been seized by the Home Ministry from vendors across the country.
"They are intimidating the vendors by issuing warning letters and we expect many of them to discontinue selling Suara Keadilan. M O R E ...