Malaysia's Internet freedom has worsened in a study of 47 countries in the latest Freedom on the Net 2012: A Global Assessment of Internet and Digital Media report.
Barely a month after the gazetting of the controversial Evidence (Amendment) (No 2) Act 2012, or Section 114A, the youth wing of the rulling coalition Umno hogged the headlines last week as it allegedly uploaded a seditious posting ostensibly on its Facebook page. Whatever the case, Edwin Yapp argues that the authorities are now in the spotlight and they must act swiftly and fairly to avert the perception of favortism.
Digital News Asia has reinstated the ‘Internet Blackout Day’ pop-up. Executive editor A. Asohan explains why.
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 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.