Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak recently said the government would not suppress cyberspace but instead engage this global change. But how do we square his remarks with the government’s plans to extend the PPPA’s reach online, and their other verbal attacks on internet expression?
Regulating the internet: What’s BN afraid of?Holding Court by Ding Jo-Ann
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 […]
Lift ban on cartoons, repeal PPPABy CIJ and Wami
THE Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) Malaysia and the Writers Alliance for Media Independence (Wami) condemn the Home Ministry’s banning of 1Funny Malaysia, Perak Darul Kartun and Isu Dalam Kartun. These cartoon compilations are by Zulkifli Anwar Ulhaque, better known as Zunar. According to online daily Malaysiakini, whose subsidiary Kinibooks is the publisher of 1Funny […]
Trusting the Home MinistryBy Ding Jo-Ann
“About 50 people various nationalities incl students fr local univ arrested under ISA last thur [21 Jan 2010] on alleg of terrorism.” Lawyer and chairperson of the Bar Council’s constitutional law committee Edmund Bon tweeted on the ISA detentions at about 9pm on 26 Jan. He also said that of the 50 persons detained, 38 […]