jumping the gun

I deplore the suspension of the Edge papers by the Home Ministry.

According to Malaysian insider, a letter from the ministry stated that the publications’ coverage of 1MDB was “prejudicial or likely to be prejudicial to public order, security or likely to alarm public opinion or is likely to be prejudicial to public and national interest”.

if the Edge papers have committed acts that are against the law, those in charge of the papers should be hauled up and charged according to our law, in open court.

If there is no concrete evidence to charge them, then how can the authority says their coverage was prejudicial to public order?

Especially when the investigation into the scandal has not been completed?

Isn’t this act a case of jumping the gun? Or is this meant to silence the critics?

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