New, complex cases emerged in our courts, and Parliament enacted new laws to combat ‘negativities’ created by social media.
Netizens are riled up over the blog that posted pictures of young Malaysian girls, many of them minors, but determining which laws could be applied against the blogger in question is a challenge, writes Foong Cheng Leong.
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.
There are some good things that have come out of the Government’s bulldozing method of enacting new legislation, such as the recent amendment to the Evidence Act 1950: It has engendered serious and indepth discussions about freedom of expression on the Internet, writes A. Asohan.
Many things have been said about the amendments to the Evidence Act, which led to the #Stop 114A campaign, including in our very own commentaries. In one more opinion piece, Edwin Yapp ponders whether the powers that be truly listened to the people and made a good faith attempt to really relook at the amendments.
Digital News Asia has reinstated the ‘Internet Blackout Day’ pop-up. Executive editor A. Asohan explains why.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said he has instructed his Cabinet to review a controversial law after civil society bodies, private individuals, Internet-related businesses and leaders from both sides of the political divide staged an online protest that garnered international exposure.
An amendment was made to the Evidence Act 1950 without consultation, with nary a debate, with absolutely no discussion with the people of Malaysia, and without due consideration for the facts. We strongly protest.
Deputy Minister of Higher Education Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said he would rally fellow Members of Parliament of the Barisan Nasional ruling coalition to call for a review of the recently-gazetted and contentious amendment to the Evidence Act 1950.
The Malaysian Government has gone ahead to gazette a controversial amendment to the Evidence Act 1950 despite the objections and concerns of the online community and civil advocates, who have said it would have a chilling effect on freedom of expression.