EVER so often, a Barisan Nasional politician will call on the government to ban Facebook or impose stricter controls on the Internet. How much of an assurance, then, is the Multimedia Super Corridor’s Bill of Guarantees against Internet censorship?
From BN, with loveBy Bernice Low
IF you use a mobile phone, chances are you’ve received political text messages for festive seasons, birthday greetings, and now, to vote a certain coalition. What can you do about annoying SMSes? And are they even considered a breach of privacy in the first place?
MCMC: “We’re just doing our job”By Ding Jo-Ann
Mohamed Sharil Mohamed Tarmizi IT has been more than a month since the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) investigated Malaysiakini for putting up two video reports — one about the 28 Aug 2009 cow-head protest and the other depicting the home minister’s defence of the protesters in a press conference. No charges have been […]
Tracking RaisBy Deborah Loh
I THOUGHT of Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim the other day and reflected on the impact that man has in my life. He affects my work since I rely heavily on the internet. He affects my entertainment choices since I almost would not have been able to attend the Arthur’s […]
The Malaysian tragicomedy: Life imitating artBy Nick Choo
WE know how art can imitate life, but oftentimes in Malaysia, it seems that life can also imitate art. So, what are the 10 ways the Malaysian sociopolitical landscape can be analogous to a theatre performance? 1. Flash factor (Pic by David Ritter / sxc.hu)A production can be boosted by extra-theatrical elements such as […]
Threatened under all three PMsBy Ding Jo-Ann
PETALING JAYA, 11 Sept 2009: The Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)’s investigation of Malaysiakini this week is not the first time the online news site has been harassed or threatened by the state. In fact, Malaysiakini has experienced harassment and received threats from state agencies and government leaders under the previous administration of Tun […]
Upholding what is sacred in IslamBy Hadil El-Khouly
A real dialogue (All pics courtesy of Mas Hamzah) AS a Muslim foreigner coming to Malaysia from the Arab world, I was filled with curiosity and excitement at the chance to witness Islam in a country like Malaysia which we look up to as a developed, thriving Muslim country rich in cultural and religious diversity. […]
MCMC warns stern action
KUALA LUMPUR, 31 Dec 2008: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has warned of stern action against those publishing offensive and indecent content about race and religion online. Any action that constitutes a contravention of Malaysian laws in the offline world also constitutes an offence in the online world, including the internet, an MCMC […]