Malaysia internet law stirs free speech fears

Owners of forums and websites will soon be liable for anything published under their supervision.

    A law targeting internet users in Malaysia is creating new concerns about freedom of expression in the Southeast Asian nation.

    The law will make owners of computers, forums or websites liable for what is published under their name.

    The government says the law will help to curb online slander and defamation, but opposition groups say the government is trying to control the freedoms of cyberspace.

    Al Jazeera’s Harry Fawcett reports from Kuala Lumpur.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.