PUTRAJAYA – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the government would be judicious in deciding whether to maintain the Sedition Act 1948 or introduce the National Harmony Act.
“Just have trust that the process will be done judiciously and transparently, albeit in a controlled environment.
“Hopefully as a result, the country would emerge more harmonious, formidable, stable and successful,” he said at the monthly gathering for the Prime Minister’s Department here on Monday.
Also present were Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Ministers in the Prime Minister’s Department and Chief Secretary to the Government, Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa.
Najib stressed that replacing or introducing a law would rationally require the new Act to be more effective than the existing one.
“In this regard, we will deliberate with the stakeholders, and surely also with groups representing the Malays,” he said.
He said he understood the Malay community’s needs to voice their views on the Sedition Act as it also has relevance to Islam, Malay Rulers and Article 153 of the Constitution. – BERNAMA