Netizens in Malaysia are having difficulty accessing a BBC story on Prime Minister Najib Razak being derided online for a comment on rising prices, raising fears that the Internet was being censored in the country.
Malaysia’s ruling coalition, the Barisan Nasional, bulldozed and bullied its way into passing a raft of legislations last week, sending a very clear message to the people it is supposedly sworn to protect and serve: Be afraid. Be very afraid.
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.
The arrest of three TMI editors sets a mark: Malaysia now has one of the most repressive regimes in South-East Asia, writes A. Asohan.
Home Minister Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said that his ministry was working with the MCMC to set up a ‘firewall’ on websites, mentioning YouTube in particular. A. Asohan does not know whether to be appalled or amused.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has announced new Digital Malaysia initiatives to further extend the benefits of the ‘digital economy’ to the Bottom 40% of the income pyramid (B40) and to deepen the economic impact of niche segments.
Some startup and entrepreneur incentives in Budget 2015 only apply to MaGIC Good first step, but more must be done to attract global entrepreneurs: Pundits
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak tabled his Budget 2015 proposal in Parliament today (Oct 10), where he announced human capital development and entrepreneurship as one of seven core strategies to move the country forward.
Malaysian eyes will be on the Budget 2015 proposal being tabled on Oct 10, while a few will be wondering about MOL Global’s disappointing debut on Nasdaq – but after all, entrepreneurship sometimes is about picking yourself up from a stumble and having another go, writes DNA executive editor A. Asohan.
Saying that the Malaysian Government has achieved successes particularly in education transformation and Digital Malaysia, Intel Malaysia added that was critical at this juncture for the Government to stay the course in building on these successes.