Malaysia Decides Not To Force Bloggers To Register

from the smart dept

Following last week's news of a proposal in Malaysia to force bloggers to register with the government, it appears that common sense has won out. There were clearly some politicians who recognized registering bloggers wasn't a very good idea (and was merely a kneejerk reaction to some trouble some politicians had had with critical bloggers). So it's good to see that those politicians effectively got that point across and the plan to force bloggers to register has been rejected. The government still warned bloggers not to publish "rumors" or "offensive remarks" because existing laws will be used against them -- but said that forcing them to actually register was unlikely to be an effective tool.

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    rumor mill, Apr 11th, 2007 @ 3:25pm

    ive got a rumor......

    Malaysian government uses child labor to search and block blogs


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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 11th, 2007 @ 6:33pm

    A government that - even belatedly - showed some common sense? F'ing amazing!

    And they had the courage to do their about face publicly!

    Not here in the USA though, because our government doesn't make mistakes.


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    anonymous, Apr 30th, 2007 @ 10:01am

    see muar chinese in you tube


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