The police will be setting up a Cyber Investigation Response Center to be more proactive in curbing “misuse of the internet”. Whilst social media content about the missing MH370 may be the impetus for the police’s plans, the implications for net users will go beyond how social media has been responding to the mystery and tragedy of the Malaysia Airlines plane.
ONLINE activities have become increasingly subject to criminal investigation in Malaysia. Conversely, old-fashioned offline activities like coffee shop talk remain relatively free of prosecution. Why is this happening? And what do online users need to know?