Tag: Authoritarianism

MDA action will choke new media entrants: Maruah

Below is a statement by human rights organisation Maruah: We write to express our dismay at the attempt to prosecute Mr Alex Au for contempt of court and the reports about the Media Development Authority (MDA) seeking to regulate online media platforms the Breakfast Network...

Gloves against blogger are off

Alex Au
It looks like there is no second chance for controversial blogger Alex Au. After letting him go over a contempt of court issue in July because he had apologised and promised not to repeat similar postings on his blogsite, the AGC has decided enough...

Don't amputate the unknown

By Augustine Low It is no secret that the government has long considered the Internet a pain and a nuisance. The social media landscape, with its vast expanse and open participation, encourages disorder and unpredictability. The recent cyber attacks have given the government a chance...

Malik Imtiaz: South-East Asia is notoriously corrupt

By Kumaran Pillai Malaysia, along with China, is one of the most corrupt nations in the world, according to an Asia-Pacific Fraud Survey Report Series 2013. Speaking at a Media Law Policy forum in Hong Kong, Malaysian civil rights lawyer Malik Imtiaz Sarwar spoke about the...

Book that you wouldn't have read

  Singapore lawyer and academic Jothie Rajah has come out with a book, Authoritarian Rule of Law, on how the government has used the law to systematically dismantle political liberalism. The book has been hardly talked about because the media has generally ignored it. Here...