Journo groups slam alleged violence against Tamil daily

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Journalist groups have condemned the alleged attack on the owner of a Tamil daily and its legal advisor by a group of MIC Youth members.

Gerakan Media Merdeka (Geramm) and Institute of Journalists Malaysia (IOJ) said physical violence against news agencies should not be tolerated.

"Any dissatisfaction should be raised through the proper channels, exercising the right to respond or via existing legal means," Geramm said in a statement.

"It should also be pointed out that the media has a duty in a democracy to carry out our duties unhindered and without fear for any parties.

"Pressure from political parties on the media, particularly if involving physical violence, is completely unacceptable," Geramm added...

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