United Nations (UN) resident coordinator in Malaysia Michelle Gyles-McDonnough has said that the UN has already made plain its concerns about the oppressive nature of the Sedition Act 1948.
The concerns are heightened in light of Malaysia’s securing of a non-permanent seat on the UN’s Security Council.
“When you are on the world and regional stage, the need for accountability rises.
“These privileges come with responsibility and greater accountability,” she was quoted as saying by an online news portal.
Michelle added that the UN would be closely monitoring the amendments Najib said would be made to the Act, and said that she hoped these would adhere to international standards regarding human rights and fairness.