· August, 2009

Stories about Malaysia from August, 2009

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

11 August 2009

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 recently. The (new) Menteri Besar, or Chief Minister for the state, Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir, was reported to have said that...

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Malaysia: A Step Closer To Internet Censorship?

6 August 2009

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. The reason for this new move is so that racial harmony in multicultural Malaysia is maintained, according to news site...

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