August 13, 2012
Support Internet Blackout Day–August 14, 2012
There will be no new postings effective from midnight today. I would appreciate it if you could stop making comments as soon as you read this message. All comments received after midnight will be deleted.
The UMNO-BN government is so desperate that it has decided to curtail freedom of expression. It is behaving in a cowardly fashion. Nobody can help this government if it is scared of its own shadow. If it fails to amend this law, then we as voters must show our disgust at GE-13. How can we support a government that does not respect our constitution which guarantees our fundamental freedoms.
Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) Executive Officer Masjaliza Hamzah said, “Under Section 114A (of the Evidence Act), an Internet user is deemed the publisher of any online content, unless proven otherwise.
“It also makes individuals and those who administer, operate or provide space for online community forums, blogging and hosting services liable for content published through their services.This presumption of guilt goes against a fundamental principle of justice – innocent until proven guilty – and disproportionately burdens the average person who may not have the resources to defend himself in court”.
This blog will resume on August 15, 2012. Thanks for your cooperation.. –Din Merican