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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Government asked to curb Bloggers

(Bernama) -- The government has to find ways to curtail bloggers from abusing the Internet to spread lies and defame the leaders, said Datuk Ismail Sabri Yaakob (BN-Bera).

"We notice that a lot of bloggers have been sowing the seeds of discord among the races, religions... I believe there must be a limit," he said in a debate on the royal address in the Dewan Rakyat here today.

He felt that there ought to be a law governing bloggers like those imposed on the print and broadcast media.

"The people believe more in the bloggers than the newspapers... I am aware that a newspaper was censured by the Internal Security Ministry for publishing a sensational story but the bloggers could continue churning out malicious stories," he said.

Ismail Sabri also proposed the promulgation of an aerospace policy and law like those of the United Kingdom, Russia, United States and South Africa to protect the government and industry.

"From what I understand, although microsatellites were launched by the private sector, if there were a mishap, the government has to bear the consequences as the application was made by the government," he said.

Datuk Hasni Mohamed (BN-Pontian) felt that cable television network Astro should come under the purview of the Broadcasting Act 1998 under the ambit of the Information Ministry and not under the Energy, Water and Communications Ministry.

He said this was to ensure that Astro would adhere to local values, culture and needs.

The sitting resumes on Monday.


I got this article here. Kinda upset with government regarding blogger-bashing matter. Instead of newspapers and TV... we need some materials like opposition's websites, blogs and newspapers too -- so we can listen to both parties. Then, we make our own conclusion. It's based on our own opinion from what we see and hear. I guess there is no such thing as freedom of speech in Malaysia.

God bless.


  1. Have a great weekend!

  2. You are true. Sometimes I really dislike BN MP or ministers. Before election, they said bloggers are monkey. After election, every of them rush to create a blog. They never bother to communicate with bloggers.

  3. tammy - you too tammy ;)

    sheng loong - yes, that is a bad thing. will they accept critics and advise from the peoples? if they don't they should not be bothered about having a blog for God sake.

  4. what da heck..!!i dont agree if goverment need to observes all of the bloggers..
    otherwise,that's not the blog purpose anymore...

  5. Yes, agree with your point. If they do so, we have no freedom of blogging anymore. Btw, we spread the malicious stories? Or the truth have been filtered for tv and newspapers?

    See the link here :


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