Monday, December 04, 2006

Disharmony Not Allowed reports that Malaysia is considering cracking down on bloggers:

Deputy Science and Technology Minister Kong Cho Ha said moves such as registering bloggers would be difficult, but accused some writers of posting controversial articles to attract readers.

"We are talking about creating cyber laws to control those who misuse the Internet," Kong was quoted as saying in the Star newspaper.

"We need to have stricter cyber laws to prevent these bloggers from disseminating disharmony, chaos, seditious material and lies," he said.

Kong cited the posting of a photo on an opposition politician's website last month of a Muslim male and Muslim female lawmaker, reportedly showing the man in a bathrobe with the woman lying on his chest, in what appeared to be a hotel room.

(Link via Pajamas Media)

Whatever the flaws of the Malaysian blogosphere, enforced harmony is not the answer.


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