Tessa Houghton

A New Zealander in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Assistant Professor in Media and Communication at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus; obsessed with the internet, alternative media, and protest movements. I learn, therefore I am.


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Malaysia: ‘National Harmony Act’ Greeted with Cynicism

  18 July 2012

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak announced that the nation's infamous Sedition Act of 1948 is to be repealed, and replaced with the National Harmony Act. One might then expect that its demise would be met with celebration - however, there is widespread concern that the new National Harmony Act will not prove any better than its predecessor.