· October, 2008

Stories about Malaysia from October, 2008

Malaysia: Home Minister admits Internet news is now mainstream

21 October 2008

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 Internet. He said this at after giving the keynote address at the Colloquium on Media Policy in Malaysia, organised by the...

Malaysia: Blogger's bail extended

18 October 2008

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 on Sept 17 was freed three days later on police bail. He was called in by the Commercial Crimes Investigation...

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Malaysia: Yet another blogger rebuked

17 October 2008

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 leaders of suppressing allegations of sexual abuse of Penan women in his blog, The Broken Shield. A blog post urged...

Malaysia: Outrage at racist blogger

3 October 2008

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 blogger posted her comments after she claimed her mobile phone was stolen by two alleged Indian youths when she was...

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

  2 October 2008

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, led by blogger and lawyer, Haris Ibrahim, who wanted to personally tell the Prime Minister they wanted the Internal Security Act (ISA) repealed, and that all detainees, including Raja Petra Kamaruddin (RPK), be released.

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