The Proclamation of Independence of Malaysia states that the nation should ‘be for ever a sovereign democratic and independent state founded upon the principles of liberty and justice and ever seeking the welfare and happiness of its people and the maintenance of a just peace among all nations’. In saying this, the forefathers of the nation wanted Malaysia to be a place where freedom is celebrated, and in which a government will be established to guarantee that liberty is granted to each citizen.

In recent months, Malaysia has faced several challenges in promoting freedom, in particular freedom of speech.

Join Wan Saiful Wan Jan and Tricia Yeoh on Twitter this Thursday, 16th October as they discuss the challenges and threats to freedom in Malaysia. Use #AskIDEAS to send questions and follow @IDEASMalaysia on Twitter.

Also, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom is releasing the 2014 Freedom Barometer Asia Report in October. You can also ask Wan Saiful and Tricia Yeoh regarding Malaysia’s performance in the report.

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