The last I checked, the Malaysian Constitution stated under Article 10, that every citizen is guaranteed the right to freedom of speech. And the last I checked, Azrul Azwar Ahmad Tajuddin, chief economist of Bank Islam Malaysia, was not given his right to freedom of speech.
It has been slightly over a month now that Azrul Azwar has been suspended by the bank for voicing his views that Pakatan Rakyat would win the elections with a simple majority. In fact, his statements were more than just his views. It was actually the results of an extensive academic research paper he had worked on and was based on facts and analysis
Of course, the bank maintains that he was suspended pending investigations that he had leaked confidential documents to a third party. Yes, of course!
What kind of organisation, and more so, what kind of society has Malaysia become to actually stifle opinions and discussion? This upsets me because it just shows the regression of the civilisation that I am a part of. What happened to the knowledge-based society that we were striving for? [Click to read the full article at ENGLISH.ASTROAWANI.COM]