So get ready here we go again

15 06 2007

At last it is coming…… here is what reported by nstonline

Task force to check on websites

By Deborah Loh
15 June, 2007
A task force will be formed to study the need to regulate Internet sites with pornographic and seditious content. The cabinet approved the establishment of the task force at its meeting on Wednesday after a lengthy discussion.

It decreed that it should proceed with the study to ensure that any regulatory action is confined to the Multimedia Bill of Guarantees, which includes a provision not to censor the Internet.

Sources told the New Straits Times that the task force would tread carefully so as not to violate the bill and would study existing laws, such as the Sedition Act, to see how it could be expanded to include Internet content.

The sources said the regulatory powers were not meant to block or censor websites with such content, but to look at how warnings could be issued before action was taken.

The task force would also determine what sort of action was feasible, without contravening the Bill of Guarantees.

The websites to be monitored are those which contain pornographic material and those, including blogs, which carry seditious material.

“These include blogs which post inflammatory content against other races or religions and not just blogs on politics or those which criticise the government,” a source said.

Members of the task force are said to include high-ranking officers from the ministries of Science, Technology and Innovation, Information, Energy, Water and Communications, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), the Attorney-General’s Chambers, the police and CyberSecurity Malaysia.

The task force will study “tricky” issues like the problem of identifying anonymous bloggers, the handling of websites with servers located overseas, and the application of sedition law in cyberspace.

Deputy Energy, Water and Communications Minister Datuk Shahziman Mansor confirmed that the MCMC had been directed to conduct a study on the subject.

“Any action would be limited by the Multimedia Bill of Guarantees,” he said. “The issue of censoring the Internet does not arise. It is not easy to monitor millions of websites.

“Neither can we simply install filters for certain sites or people will accuse us of censorship,” Shahziman said. 




4 responses

15 06 2007

The attack on Monsterball.
Was it “Blogosphere Coup D’etat?”

15 06 2007

hahahahaha….May the force be with you.

Nora said: 🙂

15 06 2007

Nora, I am not anti-government. I am ANTI the people who run the government. These elected geeks are now telling us what to do when they should be listening to us, the electorate, and doing what we ask them to do…be less corrupt, dont politicise religion, dont use the racist card, dont close one eye, respect women, dont steal land from the poor, dont refurbish hostels when there are no hostels…..essentially, engage brain before operating the vocal chords. Nora, a month after I started my blog I got a call from somebody reminding me that there is such a place called Kamunting (infering ISA), I told him that I am very aware of Kamunting, being in my hometown and also stressed that it has been very longs since I visited Taiping. To make it easier I told him my address was 6-3-2 Puncat Nusa Kelang, Jl PJU1A/48, Petaling Jaya…..I asked him if he wanted my postal code number. But he slammed the phone. If we have nothing to hide we should not fear. How are you doing Bro….you still havent told me whether you witnessed the Jazz festival.

Nora said: Brother, Thanks for dropping by. I’m still picking up with the house works after my daughter left for her study in KL. Well a bit of missing her and I’m thinking of going over there to visit her.
Regarding the Jazz festival, sorry to say that I miss it. It clash with the University graduation day which was conducted at that time. Hard luck brother.

16 06 2007

zorro is righteous and brave to reveal his home address. How on earth someone got his HP and talk sick talk to him?
Glad he took that in the right spirit….a prank caller.
I am a businessman and involving jealousies…competitors trying to find ways and means to get at me. This a different BALL GAME…which zorro may not understand.
My rights of privacy denied. zorro may like it…I do not.

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