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Tag: Communications and Multimedia Act

Man pleads guilty to insulting Hindu religion

Court to sentence Zamri Abd Razak on Monday.

Man jailed for insulting cops ‘deserves a second chance’

The man who works as a fish delivery man had pleaded guilty to posting remarks insulting the death of two policemen.

Lawyers decry charge against fish delivery worker for insulting cops

Syahredzan Johan and Fadiah Nadwa Fikri say it’s unfair to use the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 on him, and that the punishment meted out is harsh

Keeping free speech separate from internet regulation

Human rights campaigner calls for breaking up communications act to keep industry regulation apart from cybercrime, security and freedom of expression.

Second man detained for posting Mahathir insults

A 32-year old man from Alor Setar is alleged to have posted remarks about Mahathir, mentioning the financial scandals of the 1980s.

Man arrested for insulting Dr M on Facebook

The man was detained following a report by some NGOs unhappy by his insult against the PM and Islam.

Cops conclude probe on Guan Eng’s GST sing-along

Penang police chief Comm A Thaiveegan says investigation papers have been submitted to the state prosecutor's office.

Can courts stop people from using Facebook?

Lawyers say a recent order made by a sessions court is unreasonable.

Fahmi Reza’s punishment for clown art excessive, say critics

Fellow cartoonist Zunar thinks Fahmi has done nothing wrong, while Lawyers for Liberty executive director Eric Paulsen says the conviction is preposterous and the sentence harsh

Cops sniffing out Namewee’s whereabouts over his ‘Like a Dog’ video

CID chief Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd says the controversial singer and actor is believed to be abroad after releasing music video shot in Putrajaya.

Activist Sarajun Hoda freed hours after arrest

Member of civil rights NGO Aliran initially denied access to lawyers, but human rights lawyer Siti Kasim says cops relented after she reminded them of his rights.

Police arrest Aliran activist Sarajun Hoda at home

Suaram says Sarajun, whose arrest is believed to be related to a social media posting, is being held in Dang Wangi district police HQ.

Suaram says fewer sedition cases recorded in 2017

Human rights NGO suggests authorities are instead using Communications and Multimedia Act to stifle freedom of expression as it is easier to prosecute.

Activist Jufazli called by police for questioning yet again

The youth activist faces a third police investigation in the past year, believed to be over a social media posting about a fire in a squatter house in Tawau.

Cops question Rafizi over comment on RM142 million loss in Saudi...

PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli says his statements on Prasarana investment in Saudi metro line based on reply given by Prime Minister Najib Razak in Dewan Rakyat.

‘Najib in prison’ image: Blogger’s case fixed for July hearing

Blogger Abdul Muhaimin Mohd Muhayeddin is charged with posting a doctored picture of Prime Minister Najib Razak behind prison bars.

Man charged over photo allegedly insulting PM and wife

Facebook posting of photo of man allegedly holding placard with obscene words sees him charged with 'intent to upset others', which carries a maximum fine of RM50,000.

Activist: 3 charged every week under Communications Act

Saying the Communications and Multimedia Act is too vague, rights activists suggest the terms be clearly defined and allowance be given for political dissent.

Bersih: Hew’s arrest over FB posting against freedom of speech

Electoral watchdog says authorities should focus on more serious crimes instead of nabbing citizens for expressing their opinions.

Malaysia’s internet laws to change

The government has finished its 18-month review and will take proposals to parliament soon.