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Malaysia to Overhaul Security and Censorship Laws

Written by Jude Chia Take the right action at the right time, and to address the ‘right’ public sentiment. That’s exactly what Najib Tun Razak, Malaysia’s Prime Minister has done in commemorating the Malaysia day when he announced an overhaul

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Posted in Human Rights, Political Censorship

Muzzling the Media in Malaysia: Libel and Censorship

It was abundantly clear from the reaction to the Bersih 2.0 rally on July 9th that the Malaysian government has become ever more insecure about its hold on power.  And yet as the government becomes ever more insecure the measures

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Posted in Human Rights

Thousands Protest in Malaysia’s Capital

Thousands of protesters have descended on Malaysia‘s capital – despite the closing of key roads – to attend a banned rally demanding electoral reforms. Police fired rounds of tear gas and used water cannons to disperse the crowds. Police in

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Posted in Human Rights

Burma Expels Hollywood Actress Michelle Yeoh Before Suu Kyi Film Release

Officials in Burma said Tuesday that actress Michelle Yeoh was deported when she tried to visit the country last week. Yeoh, who won international fame as a Chinese spy in the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies, plays Aung

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Posted in Human Rights

Anonymous – Operation Malaysia Successful

The Malaysian Government became the latest target of the online hacker group Anonymous last night. At least 41 government sites were disrupted by the attack, although the Malaysian Government is not releasing the specific names of the sites in question.

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Posted in Human Rights

Malaysia Ready for Battle With Anonymous

Malaysia heightens security on its government website to prepare for an alleged cyber attack by hacker group Anonymous. The police chief reported Wednesday that they would “track down the activists” responsible. The attack is codenamed “Operation Malaysia,” and Anonymous announced

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Posted in Human Rights

Anonymous Targets Malaysia Over File-Sharing Censorship

The Internet industries regulator in Malaysia has ordered the country’s ISPs to block a range of file-sharing related sites. In a memo dated May 30th, SKMM – the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission – listed several sites to be censored

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Posted in Human Rights

Pirate Bay, MegaUpload & Others Blocked By Government Order

In what appears to be a memo sent to ISPs by the regulator of Internet industries in Malaysia, all service providers have been ordered to completely block various file-sharing sites including The Pirate Bay, MegaVideo and other hosting services. The

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Posted in Human Rights

Malaysia to Engage Internet, not Censor

↑ Grab this Headline Animator Source: TheStar Online – By Sira Habibu and Yuen Meikeng KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will not resort to Internet censorship but use it to engage the public, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said. “Malaysians are mature

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