Our columnist asserts that the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (CMA), in particular s. 233, does not attach any liability to a group chat admin for spreading "false news".
DNA continues its weekly series that profiles the top 50 influencers, movers and shakers who are helping to shape Malaysia’s Digital Economy, from Digerati50 Vol 2. This week's spotlight is on lawyer, Foong Cheng Leong, who believes the law will always play catch-up to tech.
A summary of the plethora of Malaysian cases involving the online world in 2013 The Government still needs to look at legislation to address many other issues Bread & Kaya by Foong Cheng Leong
Bread & Kaya columnist Foong Cheng Leong looks at Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998, which makes it an offence to post any content which is obscene, indecent, false, menacing or offensive in character with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass another person.
KiniBiz publisher and founding editor P. Gunasegaram, who spent three decades in the print publishing world, talks to Digital News Asia about taking the plunge into the online space.
With e-commerce booming in Malaysia, the Government has drawn up new legislation to protect consumers. Foong Cheng Leong explains the new law and business owners’ rights and responsibilities.
DNA welcomes lawyer Foong Cheng Leong as a contributor with his Bread & Kaya column, which looks at legal issues related to technology and intellectual property, amongst others. His debut column looks at the Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (PDPA) which comes into force Jan 1, 2013.
Anonymity has its place in discourse, online and in the physical world. But it should never be taken as an excuse to be a jerk, writes A. Asohan.
The differing speeds of two laws being passed - the PDPA and Section 114A - reveals much about the nation’s priorities. Instead of focusing on making it easier to lay criminal charges for libelous comments online, there are bigger fish to fry, such as affordable broadband for all, writes DNA editor Gabey Goh.
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.