Freedom of Expression

SPOT News rolls out mobile forum feature
SPOT News said it has launched its latest in-app service, Spot Discuss, for its Malaysian subscribers.
Government requests for FB data: Singapore leads the pack
The latest Global Government Requests Report from Facebook Inc showed that the governments of Singapore and Malaysia topped the SEA charts when it came to the number of requests to retrieve user information.
Censorship in Malaysia: Expect the walls to close in further
Malaysians should be very concerned with the increased cases of Internet censorship by the Government in recent months, signalling worse days ahead for freedom of expression and information in the country, CIJ warns.
Grave concern over tinderbox that is new media
Industry regulator MCMC said it is deeply concerned over how misinformation in the new media landscape could cause political and economic instability, and wants online news portals to be both cautious in its reporting and to educate the public, writes Karamjit Singh.
Malaysian Govt spyware use unconstitutional, call for action
The news that the Malaysian Government uses spyware developed by a Milan-based company called Hacking Team has got an Internet rights organisation calling for an independent probe, while a lawyer pointed out that such use on citizens is unconstitutional.
Bread & Kaya: How the ‘new’ Sedition Act affects netizens
By the time you read this article, the Sedition (Amendment) Bill 2015 – which seeks to amend the Sedition Act 1948 – will be debated in Parliament. Foong Cheng Leong looks at the implications for Malaysian netizens.
Malaysians need their MPs to be on the ball come Oct
A major announcement was made last week in Parliament that would have probably slipped the notice of most Malaysians, but which may have dire repercussions for freedom of expression on the Internet, writes A. Asohan.
Asohan: My Fave 5 of 2014
Our series on DNA’s favourite stories of last year continue with executive editor A. Asohan’s picks, so it's no surprise that online freedom and punk rock figure greatly.
Official Statement: Sedition Act being used against journalists
Arrest of journalist for performing her duties unwarranted Contrary to Malaysia's acceptance of principles of freedom of the press
Our rights, online and offline
When we discuss 'Internet rights and freedoms,' we're not talking about any 'special rights' but merely those already accorded us by the Federal Constitution, writes A. Asohan.
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