Rally Against The Edge Suspension

Some 400 people, comprising journalists, lawyers, members of civil society groups and the public, rallied today against the three-month suspension of The Edge Weekly and The Edge Financial Daily, which have reported critically of debt-ridden state investor 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

Marched from Central Market, carrying posters calling for press freedom and freedom of information.

The Edge is challenging the suspensions with a judicial review, and its move is said to be the first time a Malaysian media organisation has ever done so. The High Court has allowed its application for a judicial review but rejected a stay on the suspension.