Al Jazeera Reported on Malaysia's Migrant Policies. Now the Gov’t Is After Them.
The Qatari news outlet filmed a documentary on Malaysia's alleged harsh treatment of migrants amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In response, Malaysia vowed to take action—against Al Jazeera.
A Malaysian News Outlet is Facing a Contempt of Court Case Over 'Scurrilous' Reader Comments
The site, Malaysiakini, argued that the sheer volume of comments it receives makes it unfeasible to moderate them in advance, adding that the comments were taken down as soon as they were made aware, but the country's Federal Court wasn't swayed.