Clamping Down on Bloggers?

Posted: July 25, 2007 in Uncategorized

Najib today denied any clamp down on bloggers as predicted by most of the blogger community including myself as bloggers are being the main target of the government of late with Nat’s detention and the recent police report lodged against Malaysia Today all within 10 days.

“There is no special decision to go against bloggers but citizens must be aware that there are laws in this country,” he said, when commenting on the police report lodged against the Malaysia Today website yesterday by Umno information chief Tan Sri Muhammad Muhammad Taib.

He further stressed that there were laws in the country that bloggers have to abide despite being on cyberspace. The same old song, bloggers have to watch what they say, be responsible– TRANSLATION- Do not write anything to offend the government and by doing that you are deemed a responsible citizen.

More information/news on this issue;

http://blog.limkitsiang.com/?p=416

“Will the authorities be as diligent to investigate if a report is lodged that Najib had contravened the Sedition Act for his “717 declaration” that Malaysia is an Islamic state and had never been a secular state, jettisoning the Merdeka social contract which had been upheld by the first three Prime Ministers, Tunku Abdul Rahman, Tun Razak and Tun Hussein and trampling on the sensitivities of Malaysian”

Herald Sun, Australia

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,22126548-5005961,00.html

“Ministers, including Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, have accused bloggers and internet users of spreading lies about the government. Media watchdogs have criticised the incidents as an attack on freedom of expression.”

News on Malaysia denies crackdown on bloggers

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/infotech/view_article.php?article_id=78414

http://news.brisbanetimes.com.au/malaysia-denies-crackdown-on-bloggers/20075024-pgn.html

http://www.france24.com/france24Public/en/administration/afp-news.html?id=070724044547.2zw4lolz&cat=science

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