Jul 26 2007

Malaysian Bloggers Beware

Category: Aware Or Conspiracy Nut...,In The Media,PersonalChrisM @ 5:11 am

I have linked to quite a few Malaysian bloggers in the past, and some have linked back, so when I discovered how the government over there is once more cracking down on them, using anti-terrorism laws(!), it came as sad news. Not shocking really, just a tad depressing.
If bloggers (one would assume their would be a cut off point re. readership) are thought to have insulted Islam as a religion, or the country’s King, they could face prosecution. This section is not new, however I believe that the fact bloggers could now be put in prison, indefinitely, and without a trial or even any formal charges, is new.
Most people believe that the upcoming general election has been the catalyst to the governing party’s decision, as is intended to draw a line that bloggers should not cross, when it comes to critical analysis and condemnation of the government’s actions.