What if Malaysia... Has Freedom of Speech Like the US? #3

The First Amendment of the United States Federal Constitution (above) is what makes “free speech” in the US so unique, even when compared to other countries in the West.

The First Amendment makes it incredibly difficult (or impossible) to clamp down on hate speech, but it also arguably is one of the reasons why America is seen by many as the bastion of creativity and innovation.

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” 

On the third episode of What If Malaysia, BFM Radio talks with Nalini Elumalai from Article19 and Wathshlah Naidu from CIJ to explore what Malaysia could look like if we had freedom of speech just like the US.

Listen to the discussion on BFM Radio

17 February 2021