Court strikes down press law as unconstitutional

By uppercaise

A controversial 47-year-old law allowing the Indonesian government to ban offensive books has been struck down by the constitutional court, in another example of Indonesia’s striving for a more open society, a struggle hard-won from the Reformasi battle against the Suharto dictatorship.

While we in Malaysia are arguing over nonsense, the Indonesian press — already freer than Malaysians could imagine — have won a major victory for freedom of expression, and to curb arbitrary decision-making by officials and ruling politicians.

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