Malaysian artist Fahmi Reza’s arrest for ‘insulting’ queen sparks backlash

The arrest of well-known Malaysian graphic artist and activist Fahmi Reza for allegedly insulting the country’s queen – who is under fire for a social media faux pas – has triggered an outcry among free speech advocates who say authorities are being trigger-happy in using the law to clamp down on satire. The police action follows rare public condemnation of the country’s revered royal families, with former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad warning earlier in the week that the constitutional…


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