New, complex cases emerged in our courts, and Parliament enacted new laws to combat ‘negativities’ created by social media.
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.
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.
As we conclude a regional conference discussing challenges to media and Internet freedom around Asia, we recognise and express solidarity with the ongoing movement in Malaysia for the repeal of the Sedition Act: The organisers of the Regional Conference on Media and Internet Freedom.
Arrest of journalist for performing her duties unwarranted Contrary to Malaysia's acceptance of principles of freedom of the press
The recent report that Malaysian police are investigating a Penang teenager under the Sedition Act 1948 for liking the ‘I love Israel’ Facebook page has raised more than a few eyebrows. DNA columnist Foong Cheng Leong looks at the legal implications.