Daniel Chandranayagam

Daniel Chandranayagam is the editor-in-chief of the CSR Digest (http://csrdigest.com/). With a background in writing and researching, Daniel read for his law degree in the UK. He is especially interested in what businesses can do to curb corruption, bribery and to promote a better life for the communities in which they are based. His blog is at http://pottedplot.com/.

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Latest posts by Daniel Chandranayagam

From blogger to corporate liason officer

In 2008, Malaysian blogger Syed Azidi Syed Aziz took the headlines by calling Malaysian bloggers to fly (or place) the national flag upside down on their blogs. This was as...

Malaysia: Doctored Photos of Politicians No-No

A blogger, who had allegedly posted doctored images of Kelantan Mentri Besar, Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat and Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim. The image is reported to have Nik Abdul...

Malaysia: Insult To Royalty Not So Easily Forgiven

Malaysian blogger, Khairul Nizam Abd Ghani, or "Aduka Taruna", was recently arrested for allegedly insulting the late Sultan of Johor, Sultan Iskandar ibni Almarhum Sultan Ismail.

Malaysia: Racism Rears Its Ugly Head – Or Is It Just Politics?

The state government of Perak in Malaysia mulls if it should “take action” against two bloggers who purportedly insulted the Perak royalty and the sanctity of Islam through their writings...

Malaysia: A Step Closer To Internet Censorship?

The Malaysian government is looking into the feasibility of installing an Internet filter to block “undesirable websites”, along the lines of the People's Republic of China's abandoned “Green Dam” software....

Malaysia: Proposal to register bloggers

Recent news reports state that Information, Communications and Culture Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim, announced that bloggers using locally hosted websites may be required to register with the authorities. According to...

Malaysia: Schizophrenic Attitude Towards New Media

News reports state that only thirteen media companies have been invited to the Perak Assembly sitting to be held on May 7, 2009. The sitting of the Malaysian state assembly of...

Malaysia: The New Infomation & Communications Minister makes good with bloggers

Newly-minted Information, Communications and Culture Minister, Dr Rais Yatim, has called on Malaysian bloggers to help inculcate the “1Malaysia” concept, as espoused by new Prime Minister, Mr. Najib Razak. He...

Malaysia: RPK in hiding

Popular Malaysian blogger and editor of the Malaysia Today website, Raja Petra Kamarudin (RPK), failed to attend his sedition trial on April 23, 2009. As a result, the Sessions Court in...

Malaysia: Rex Judicata

Six Malaysian Netizens will be charged on 13th March 2009, according to news reports. The charges are in relation to their alleged insulting of Sultan Azlan Shah on the Internet....

Malaysia: Reporters Without Borders speaks up for Raja Petra

Reporters Without Borders (RSF), an organisation that defends press freedom worldwide, has rallied to the aid of Raja Petra Kamaruddin (RPK), Malaysia's renowned blogger. Secretary-general of RSF, Jean-François Julliard, wrote in February to...

Malaysia: State Govt Battles Bloggers

The state government of Pahang in peninsular Malaysia has hired three bloggers to counter inaccurate or slanderous allegations and comments posted on the Internet. According to Bernama, State Information, Science, Technology...

Malaysia: Blogging Code of Ethics?

After much antagonism over blogs in Malaysia, the Home Minister, Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar, suggested recently that bloggers form their own ethics code to ensure accountability and fairness in...

Malaysia: Blogger RPK to be freed

The High Court of Shah Alam, capital of Selangor in Malaysia, ruled that the detention of popular blogger, Raja Petra Kamarudin  (RPK), under the Internal Security Act 1960 (ISA) was illegal....

Thailand: Plans to block anti-monarch websites

The Thai government is planning to set up a firewall to block websites considered to be insulting to the country’s monarch, together with other Internet content deemed inappropriate. According to...

Malaysia: Home Minister admits Internet news is now mainstream

Malaysia's Home Minister, Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar, was reported to have said that Internet media is no “alternative media” as more and more Malaysians were obtaining news and information from the...

Malaysia: Blogger's bail extended

Blogger kickdefella, who was arrested for seeking the public to post the Malaysian national flag upside-down, has had his bail extended to Nov 21. Kickdefella, or Syed Azidi Syed Abdul Aziz, was arrested...

Malaysia: Yet another blogger rebuked

Deputy Chief Minister, Alfred Jabu Numpang, of the Malaysian state of Sarawak, has criticised blogger, Joseph Tawie for a posting on the latter's blog. Freelance writer and blogger Tawie accused Sarawak state...

Malaysia: Outrage at racist blogger

Blogger “Sammy”, reported to be a 22 year old employee in a Kuala Lumpur advertising firm, was reported to have posted anti-Indian sentiments on her blog, Life is a Drama. The...

Malaysia: Bloggers seek RPK's release at PM's Eid'ul Fitri celebration

Malaysian Prime Minister, Abdullah Badawi, unwittingly had more than 50 activists at Eid’ul Fitri celebrations at the Putra World Trade Centre on October 1st. About twenty of these were bloggers,...

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