Tag: Communications and Multimedia Act 1998
Lawyers for Liberty say authorities are acting in an overzealous manner while Zaid Ibrahim says sentence is disproportionate to offence.
Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Jailani Johari says over half of the cases were probed for improper use of network facilities or network service.
In making the order in the case involving Fahmi Reza, the Federal Court turns down government's application to determine whether a provision in a federal law is unconstitutional.
DAP veteran asks if Umno will act against media organs under its own influence after communications and multimedia minister called on Malaysians to defend country against fake news.
Communications and Multimedia deputy minister says Act is to control reporting of news deemed slanderous, particularly among online portals.
He says he himself has been the target of many accusations and if all were charged, it would make a very long list.
Marina Mahathir says politicians should expect to be insulted all the time and to handle criticisms, after 3 individuals face action for insulting Prime Minister Najib Razak.
Lawyers for Liberty says in the past no action was taken in cases involving women activists Noor Farida Ariffin, Ambiga Sreenevasan and Maria Chin Abdullah.
He says if government uses the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998, it will be labelled as dictatorial, “but if we don't take action, all sorts of false news and accusations will be the order of the day”.