- Title: Malaysiakini's editor arrives at court as contempt case starts
- Date: 13th July 2020
- Summary: PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA (JULY 13, 2020) (REUTERS) EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF MALAYSIAKINI STEVEN GAN (RIGHT) STANDING OUTSIDE COURTROOM VARIOUS OF GAN STANDING/SPEAKING CAMERAMAN FILMING VARIOUS Of REPORTER FILMING WITH MOBILE PHONE GAN WALKING (SOUNDBITE) (English) EDITOR- IN- CHIEF OF MALAYSIAKINI STEVEN GAN SAYING: "Well this is round two, so you know round one we lost, knockout pretty bad 7-0 (means seven judges in court). We'll see what our chances (are), we expect the worst but hope for the best. Despite all these we have to go in and give our all. Alright thanks a lot." CAMERA FILMING MALAYSIAKINI JOURNALIST WORKING LOGO READING (Bahasa Malaysia): KINI TV LOGO ON SHIRT READING (English): MALAYSIAKINI, 20 YEARS TELLING TRUTH TO POWER SIGN READING (Bahasa Malaysia): FEDERAL COURT, COURTROOM 1 MALAYSIA COATS OF ARMS VARIOUS OF POLICE PERSONNEL STANDING OUTSIDE COURTROOM
- Embargoed: 27th July 2020 03:14
- Keywords: Malaysia Malaysiakini contempt case court media
- Location: PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA
- City: PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA
- Country: Malaysia
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice,Judicial Process/Court Cases/Court Decisions,Editors' Choice
- Reuters ID: LVA001CMN5DTZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The editor-in-chief of Malaysiakini, a leading independent Malaysian news portal, arrived in court on Monday (July 13) to face contempt proceedings over readers' comments, in a case that has been widely seen as a blow to press freedoms.
Malaysiakini has denied wrongdoing, saying it could not be held responsible for readers' comments.
Rights groups have accused Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's government, which unexpectedly came to power in March, of stifling dissent after a series of clampdowns launched against critics of the new administration.
The hearing against Malaysiakini comes days after six employees of Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera were questioned by police over a documentary on Malaysia's detention of undocumented migrants during the coronavirus pandemic that authorities have accused of being inaccurate, misleading and unfair.
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