Malaysia: This is what happens when UMNO loses the Battle of Ideas–Clamp down the Internet


March 7, 2018

Malaysia: This is what happens when UMNO loses the Battle of Ideas–Clamp down the Internet

https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/41329/

 

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COMMENT: Does this UMNO Politician know the difference between right and wrong? If he does, he will not be a Najib Razak/M01’s horndog and Rosmah Mansor’s Nail Polisher. This observation applies to people like Paul Low and MCA, MIC and Gerakan Leaders. When the UMNO-BN government contemplates such an action, we know that it is desperate to curtail freedom of speech. It takes strength of character and moral courage as embodied in the person of an Anwar Ibrahim to stand up for your beliefs and speak the truth. –Din Merican

 

Govt may clamp down on internet, Malaysians warned
Najib Razak’s Horndog Salleh Said Keruak says the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission may be asked to monitor social media for people posting irresponsibly. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, March 6, 2018.

 

THE government will step in and restore order to the internet if bloggers and social media users fail to act responsibly, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Salleh Said Keruak.

“Don’t allow it to come to the stage where action needs to be taken against abusers of the internet and social media,” warned Salleh on his blog today.

He said the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission may be asked to monitor social media.

“After all, if you’re educated enough to use social media, then you should be educated enough to differentiate between right and wrong,” Salleh said.

He noted that bloggers and social media users had of late been acting recklessly in what they posted on the internet.

“This has probably intensified due to the upcoming general election where temperatures and sentiments are running high. We must not allow tempers to jeopardise the peace, harmony, and stability of Malaysia,” he said.

Salleh said that notwithstanding the laws controlling the abuse of social media such as the publishing of fake news, seditious and libellous postings, and so on, bloggers and social media users should be sensible and responsible enough to practice self-censorship.

“Why wait until the government needs to act or clamp down on the abuse of the internet? Malaysians know what’s socially acceptable and what’s offensive,” he said. – Bernama, March 6, 2018.

4 thoughts on “Malaysia: This is what happens when UMNO loses the Battle of Ideas–Clamp down the Internet

  1. “After all, if you’re educated enough to use social media, then you should be educated enough to differentiate between right and wrong,” Salleh said.

    The problem is that we’ve different ideas regarding what’s right and what’s wrong. I think, for example, that your attempts at restricting free speech is wrong, just as you might think that your party’s creative defence of misappropriating government funds is right.

  2. Empty threat. If Salleh Keruak believed he could do it at acceptable political cost, he would already have done it without saying anything.

  3. Who is going to be the arbiter of fake news since the biggest source of fake news is from MO1. Just compare the World Bank Report with what was claimed by MO1 to be in the World Bank Report

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