BLOGGERS using locally hosted websites may be asked to register with the authorities, Minister "A" said. He said registration was one of the measures the G was considering to prevent the spread of negative or malicious content on the Internet. "A" said this while winding up the debate on the motion of thanks on the Royal Address for his ministry.

He added that the ministry did not have any problem with bloggers who identified themselves, and he welcomed blogging activities. However, he said there were about 50,000 websites registered under the .my suffix and there were a lot of avenues for anyone to host websites with malicious content which could harm the country’s security.

Opposition Leader "B", who interjected when "A" was speaking, said the negative comments of several ministers about bloggers reflected their lack of understanding about information flow in cyberspace. “They should be educated on the vast benefits of blogging, which will help them to interact more with the people. Many politicians overseas already have their own blogs,” he added.

Asked to comment on the matter, Datuk "C" said bloggers were very aware of their own ethics and responsibility for content on their sites. While agreeing that there were bloggers who had inflammatory content, he said unidentified bloggers could still be traced through their website addresses. He added that the problem was also about inflammatory comments by unidentified visitors to the blogs.

"Mr. D" said the move to compel local bloggers to register was effectively the G trying to control what Ms were writing online. “This violates the G’s no-censorship policy with regards to the Internet,” he said. He added that the move would just create fear among the bloggers and would encourage them to host their blogs overseas.

Marina M, a blogger and activist, said the G really should “get real.”

She said the move “is just going to make M look ridiculous in the eyes of the world.”

Blogger Jeff-erson w-Ooi wondered why the G was pursuing this course of action.

He said the G had already set up the Content Forum to deliberate on complaints by any party.



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"spread of negative or malicious content on the Internet" - (=_=)" they are "squared" of the X-Files' main tag line... "the truth, is out there", tsk, the influences of Tv shows....

"malicious content which could harm the country’s security" - Yo bloggers, I didn't know you peeps had the access to our National Bank... since you shared the info with peeps from other countries, why didn't you share with me also?

"the problem was also about inflammatory comments by unidentified visitors to the blogs" - AhhHhhh... spam lagi larh kat blog orang.. kena tangkap kang~!! Esp yg kat si Zewt, kesian dier tiap hari kena buang comment dorang...

"bloggers to register was effectively the G trying to control what M were writing online" - So, when will they fix up spy cams in our bathrooms eh? Already no privacy, might as well just dig into everything we have...

"Marina M, a blogger and activist, said the G really should “get real.”"- Kudos to you, Marina!! You are younger and wiser marh... the rest all... err.. old liao, they jealous they dunno how to blog, must be... so pardon them lor.

"the move “is just going to make M look ridiculous in the eyes of the world.”" - Hmm, that explains why I am soo looking forward to migrate to AussieLand... WOoOOoo.. no larh, because there got cold weather mar...


Haih... will those with blogspot have to register too? They mentioned only those with .my behind right? Can the .mys sue them for privacy ?? No larh, you think you US citizen meh?! Chiu~!! Really damn sampat... And I thought democratic country got freedom of speech wan... must be my history teacher lied to me... must be her, cause the G is always correct... *dies*


5 comments:

Calv said...

we ARE in a democratic country. but didnt u read in the papers a while ago that "A" is thinking of revoking the freedom of speech?

this privillege is only going to be effective if we have citizens who are educated. but look at it, their OWN kind is not properly educated and yet the "G" supports them.

Look at our "G" education background. LOL it'll be a great laughter.

i think in due time "M" would be a republican or monarchy soon ady...so move out of this God-forsaken land..~

zewt said...

shhhhhh... dont tell anyone. u know the time we learn about how mount KK is the tallest in SEA? i did some research over the internet... apparently it's NOT!!!

i guess not everything they teach in school is correct.

Calvin's Wife said...

Chill Calv, CHILL... maybe I'll see you in AussieLand soon? LOL LOL...

Aih Zewt, the education department thinks we are stoopid. We are anak Malaysia remember?? So we are meant to be educated stoopid-ly.. so that next time when we grow up, we will be as clever as our role models in Malaysia... (=_=)"

zewt said...

yeah... we are going to be so crever... the world is going to be afraid of us.

Calvin's Wife said...

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