The Institute of Journalists unreservedly condemns the threats of violence, murder and rape made against BFM 89.9 journalist Aisyah Tajudin on social media and any other platform.
The vicious threats made against her are not only an attack on the press, but also on freedom of speech.
The issue of hudud is an important one that should and will be discussed and debated by all Malaysians.
The IoJ urges the authorities to investigate the parties behind these threats, which are tantamount to criminal intimidation.
The Malaysian media must not be intimidated into silence on whatever issue that has a direct or indirect effect on society, especially from parties who have abandoned whatever dubious moral grounds that their comments were based on when they decided to threaten a woman with rape and murder under the guise of defending religious principles.
The Board, Institute of Journalists