Monday, July 30, 2007

Malaysian bloggers warned: Don't go overboard

Malyasian government's policy of not intervening in the use of the Internet by people, including bloggers, who are free to use cyberspace is under pressure to change.

The Malaysian prime minister has issued a fresh warning to bloggers, as a key ruling party member described cyberspace as having "the law of the jungle," a report said yesterday.

"For postings that insult (religion and the King), there are laws that can be used against the culprits," said Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yasin, who is also Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Minister, after launching the four-day Malaysia International Machinery Fair 2007 at the Putra World Trade Centre yesterday.

Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said bloggers have managed to create an unprecedented space for free expression in Malaysia.

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