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12:00 AM, March 02, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:03 AM, March 02, 2021

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Malaysian news site editor questioned

The chief editor of an independent Malaysian news outlet was questioned by police yesterday on suspicion of sedition after he criticised the conviction of his website for contempt. Malaysiakini, which made a name for itself by reporting on the misdeeds of the country's ruling elite, was found guilty last month over readers' comments critical of the judiciary and fined $120,000. The conviction added to concerns about worsening press freedoms in the Southeast Asian nation since a scandal-plagued coalition came to power last year without an election. 

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