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Drop Finas action against Al Jazeera if committed to press freedom, Saifuddin told

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Following the government’s vow to uphold media freedom, Communications and Multimedia Minister Saifuddin Abdullah has been asked to honour his pledge by not using the National Film Development Corporation (Finas) Act 1981 to penalise Al Jazeera.

In a joint statement today, the Freedom Film Network (FFN) and Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) expressed concern that applying the law on the international broadcaster would create a negative precedent...

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