Malaysian editor calls for repeal of licencing requirement

Nexnews group editor-in-chief Ho Kay Tat argues that the huge set-up costs of a printing business already make owners accountable financially, hence there is no need for the government’s licencing requirement as a means of controlling the media, reports The Sun, a daily published by Nexnews. Ho was speaking at a public forum on the state of press freedom in Malaysia alongside veteran journalist Ahmad Subki Abdul Latiff, Sin Chew Daily general manager for legal and corporate services Chan May May and malaysiakini editor-in-chief Steven Gan.

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