Malaysian Muslim demonstrators march towards the US embassy against an anti-Islam film, Kuala Lumpur, Sept 2012, Wikimedia Commons

The Star-Sept 30

We love talking about shortcomings in how the country is run. But what kind of national conversations about the government can we have if we are under ominous clouds of potential civil lawsuits? It feels more than a little absurd to worry about the authorities suing any of us for defamation, but we now cannot be utterly dismissive about that possibility.


First published in: The Star