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Regulating the internet: What’s BN afraid of?

Regulating the internet: What’s BN afraid of?

CAN the Malaysian government actually be thinking of imposing more controls on our already overly-regulated right to freedom of expression? There’s a myriad of laws available to arrest, charge, fine and jail Malaysians for speaking their minds in ways the government disapproves of. But apparently, these controls are still not enough. On 24 Jan 2011 […]

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Why the government fears satire

Why the government fears satire

WHY is the government charging someone for writing a satirical piece? On 2 Sep 2010, Irwan Abdul Rahman, a Malay Mail executive editor was charged over a blog posting entitled “TNB to sue WWF over earth hour.” Irwan’s posting on his website Nose4news was below a huge banner with the words “The truth is out […]

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Gerakan Youth opposes use of PPPA on internet

Gerakan Youth opposes use of PPPA on internet

PETALING JAYA, 12 June 2000: Gerakan Youth is against a Home Ministry proposal to use the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984 on the internet media. Youth chief Lim Si Pin criticised the suggestion by the ministry’s secretary-general, Datuk Mahmood Adam, who was reported in the China Press recently as saying that the act might […]

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Fearless reporting needs free environment

Fearless reporting needs free environment

IN response to Prime Minister (PM) Datuk Seri Najib Razak‘s 6 April 2009 speech on encouraging a national dialogue through the media, the Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) asks for a more concrete set of commitments in realising the PM’s vision. Najib Razak (Pic courtesy of theSun)To foster a transparent “national discourse” that leads to […]

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