CIJ urges websites and online businesses to participate in Blackout Day in the hopes that people will learn more and take action; meanwhile MDeC believes that the proposed amendment will have little or no dampening effect on the digital economy.
A speech by Malaysia’s Information, Communications and Culture Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim, hints that the Government is mulling more concrete methods of reigning in social media networks.
The owner and operator of one of the largest Wi-Fi networks in Malaysia believes that making amendments to the law isn’t the right response to address certain cyber security concerns expressed by the government.
The Centre for Independent Journalism has handed a petition against recent amendments to the Evidence Act 1950 to de facto Deputy Law Minister Datuk V.K. Liew in Parliament. The petition collected more than 3,300 signatures and called on the Malaysian Government to withdraw Section 114A of the Evidence (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 2012 because it threatens freedom of expression online and presumes the guilt rather than innocence of Internet users publishing content online.
The idiocy and hypocrisy, though sometimes admittedly merely a poor understanding, from various quarters on certain key issues have just swirled around and collected neatly in front of Digital News Asia executive editor A. Asohan.
Guilty until proven innocent amendments from June 1 Pervasive technology would make this impossible
Evidence Act amendments allow for wide-ranging powers to go after netizens From now on, you're guilty until proven innocent