Malaysia started a no-Internet censorship pledge violation?

UPDATE

Gman: Does the MCMC realise that it is going back on its own Bill of Guarantees, that the Malaysian government would ensure no Internet censorship?

They can’t just ban a website just because it gives us news and views from the ‘other side’ more so since our mainstream media seems to be all one-sided propaganda.

(Yes, even SHAMELESSLY always one sided. Esp New Shit times and one Malay language newspaper. I stopped buying both of them. Even the Star had written about 7-8 news/articles about DSAI in one day’s issue before 12 GE. We are disgusted and Rakyat punished MCA. But they never learnt!)

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Thai people should start consider government without Samak Sundaravej

Thai people should start consider

government without Samak Sundaravej

Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej has accused protesters in Bangkok of trying to foment another coup. “They want bloodshed in the country,” he told journalists.

In a day of stormy protests, supporters of the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) invaded government buildings and a state-run television station.

Organisers of the demonstration have ignored a deadline to leave, vowing to keep supporters on the streets until the government falls.

The protesters accuse Mr Samak of running the country on behalf of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who was ousted in a 2006 coup and now in self-imposed exile amid corruption charges.

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Malaysiakini: Malaysia Today blocked! Order from MCMC

Malaysiakini: Malaysia Today blocked! Order from MCMC

Controversial online portal Malaysia Today had its access blocked by the country’s largest internet service provider (ISP) TMnet. 

Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) chief operating officer Mohamed Sharil Tarmizi confirmed that the block was ordered by the commission. 

The domain name – http://www.malaysia-today.net – has been unaccessible to TMnet subscribers since yesterday evening as a result of the blockage – known technically as ‘DNS blackhole list’.

TMnet subscribers however can still access the website by typing in Malaysia Today‘s IP address or an alternative web address in their web browsers.

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Pop politics at its best

Manjit Bhatia

Aug 25,08

from Malayisakini

From my hotel room window, China’s new national Olympics stadium is shrouded in a thick, gray mist. Visibility is approaching near hopelessness. Mr Magoo would’ve had no chance. Only it isn’t mist.

 

It’s smog. Pollution. The air outside, from which I had just escaped for the sanctuary of my hotel room, is thicker. The humidity is staggering. In the last few days more and more Beijingers began to wear facemasks, but many more braved the ‘mist’.

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Hazards of DNA profiling Laws

UPDATES

DNA evidence can go terribly wrong: lawyer in Malaysiakini by Fauwaz Abdul Aziz | Sep 3, 08

A lawyer who has successfully argued against the seemingly incontrovertible findings of DNA evidence in one court case said it is “unthinkable” for the government to treat such evidence as irrefutable and absolute.

puravalen pc on missing pi balasubramaniam 180708 m puravalenM Puravelan (right), who represented G Sara Lily, had in 2006 successfully fought for the court to recognise a body that had been kept for two years at the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre mortuary was that of her deceased son, Francis Udayappan.

Despite a testimony by a DNA expert to the contrary, the presiding magistrate Nazran Mohd Sham said the clothes, height, gender, relevant period of death and discovery of the body meant there were “reasonable grounds to suspect” that the deceased was indeed Sara Lily’s son Francis.

Puravelan said the government failed to learn from that episode judging by its attempt to bulldoze the DNA Identification Bill 2008 through without placing legal safeguards to prevent or correct deliberate and accidental errors of scientific evidence.  

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The Blogger Behind the Obama Hit Job

By CLAIRE SUDDATH

Larry Martin owns Frontera Bar and Grill, a Tex-Mex restaurant in Kuala Lumpur. He imports mesquite charcoal from San Francisco and, he says, “serves peace love and American hegemony, one plate of tacos at a time” to Malaysian customers. In his spare time, he writes a semi-anonymous blog, An American Expat in Southeast Asia, on which he rails against mainstream American media, multiculturalism — and Barack Obama. And that is how Martin has come to the attention of a broader audience. His blog is repeatedly cited as a source in Jerome R. Corsi’s best-selling anti-Obama book, Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality.

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Renaissance of DSAI, the Teflon man

Renaissance of DSAI, the Teflon man 

DSAI’s enemies ‘pressured’ the ‘Permatang Pau doctors’ to issue a ‘doctored political death certificate’, attempting to bury him alive (politically) although he was never politically died.

Bravo PP voters, congratulations for the successful resuscitation of our beloved hero, your prided proverbial son.

Now virtually resurrected, (politically) Teflon man DSAI is, Insya Allah, on the way to concur Putra Jaya.

 Read Malaysiakini news here at, Anwar to be sworn in tomorrow.”

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