WHY do some “offensive” social media posts invite police action while others don’t? It would seem that it depends on who posts it, and who or what the post is about. Are double standards at play in the policing of digital freedom of expression?
Communications and Multimedia Act
CYBERJAYA, 21 Oct 2009: Eleven cases have been taken to court under Section 211 and Section 233 of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA) 1998 involving fines amounting to RM24,500 from last year until now. Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said they consisted of six cases of posting comments […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 4 Sept 2009: The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) has criticised the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) over its directive to Malaysiakini to take down video reports related to the protest against the relocation of a temple in Shah Alam. CIJ executive director Gayathry Venkiteswaran said the government directive was unwarranted as […]
(Corrected 4:25pm, 13 March 2009) KUALA LUMPUR, 13 March 2009: A school laboratory assistant was fined RM10,000 in default five months jail by the Sessions Court here today for posting comments insulting the Sultan of Perak on a website, the first such case in the country. Azrin Md Zain, 33, who works at a private […]