· September, 2008

Stories about Law from September, 2008

25 September 2008

China: An hour later, he was taken away

Another blogger arrest, this time we find out about merely by chance. Just days after WordCamp China 2008 wrapped up, citizen reporter and web editor Wen Yunchao is in Beijing...

22 September 2008

Kuwait to block Youtube over anti-Muslim videos

Update: YouTube Ban Lifted. The Kuwait Ministry of Communications has issued an order to local ISPs denying access to Youtube due to video content considered offensive to Muslims and Islam.

19 September 2008

Singapore: Blogger jailed for insulting judge

Former Singaporean citizen and naturalized American, Gopalan Nair, has been sentenced to three months imprisonment for insulting a high court judge on his blog. Newspaper reports that the court, in...

12 September 2008

Malaysia: Detention without trial for blogger RPK

Just as the MCMC unblocks “Malaysia Today”, Raja Petra Kamaruddin's controversial news portal,┬áMalaysiakini reports that Raja Petra (or RPK) (pic below) has been arrested under the Internal Security Act 1960...

6 September 2008

More storms a-brewing for RPK

A new legal wrangle might join the criminal defamation charges and defamation law suits sitting on the doorstep of Raja Petra Kamarudin (RPK). Newspapers reported recently that the Department of Islamic Development...

3 September 2008

Defamation & the Malaysian Blogger

Local newspapers report a little bump in Muhammad Shafee Abdullah's defamation proceedings against Raja Petra Kamaruddin (RPK), when the High Court today ordered Shafee to appoint a lawyer. RPK's lawyer,...