I may have sceptically agreed with the politicians, trade unionists, media personnel and those in the legal fraternity who’s calling for the repeal of the Sedition Act. Sceptical because while the Act remains essential in cases of attempted coups and matters of that sinister nature, it can also be unnecessarily and undeservedly activated by those who wield state power against anyone who has the tenacity to publicly insinuate prejudice and/or dishonesty by the state.

Many of us opposing the Act may claim it’s outdated, and yes, it probably does need amendments to be more suited to our present legal/political climate, very similar to our present laws that have us running back to our original lawmakers for decisions on murder cases which we ourselves have already tried and the accused found guilty.

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