‘Bapa Saman Negara’ slowly strangling free speech

IN fewer than 100 days since he became prime minister, Anwar Ibrahim has acted swiftly in pursuing legal action against his political opponents on the grounds of defamation.

Baling MP Hassan Saad was one of the first, during the very early days of the new government when the country was still pondering whether Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi would be included in the cabinet.