‘Singapore Bloggers 13’ want near free-for-all

‘Bloggers 13’ want near free-for-all

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SINGAPORE, Sept 4 — Good, but not good enough. That was the verdict yesterday of a group of bloggers on a list of proposals a government-sponsored panel had put up for managing new media.

“In terms of substantive legislation this is probably where we feel we can most contribute to,” said Choo Zheng Xi, when asked why his group focused on political content while ignoring the sections about protection of minors, immunity for intermediaries and Government engagement.

It has some “good, forward-looking options” but the approach was overly-cautious, said the group which calls itself “The Bloggers 13”.

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DVB:Daw Suu’s lawyer disputes regime account of meeting

Sep 3, 2008 (DVB)–U Kyi Win, lawyer for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, has said that government reports of his meeting with the detained democracy leader were misleading, in an interview with DVB.

Daw Suu reportedly apologised that she would not be able to meet liaison minister U Aung Kyi under the present circumstances and spoke of her concern about the restrictions on her assistant Daw Khin Khin Win.

She refused to confirm or deny rumours that she was on a hunger strike but said that she did not need a visit from her doctor any sooner than her next scheduled monthly check-up.

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Transcript from the question-and-answer session at the press conference with Dr Than Aung

 Transcript from the question-and-answer session

at the press conference with Dr Than Aung

Malaysiakini

See on Malaysiakini TV, Camera: Mohd Kamal Ishak, Editing: Indrani Kopal

dr mohamed osman abdul hamid pusrawi hospital saiful bukhari azlan anwar ibrahim sodomy 2 pc 040908 02Below is the transcript from the question-and-answer session during the 15-minute press conference:

Where were you during this period (that you went ‘missing’)?
                    
I was away, I was on holiday.

Did you go back to Burma?

(All) I can say (is) I was away.

You said you respect doctor-patient confidentiality. Why then did you make the statutory declaration and release the medical report?

There were a lot of statements in the Malaysian papers, I just want to clarify these things, I wanted to clear my name, that’s why I produced the statutory declaration.

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Dr Osman’s press statement that he read out on 04-09-08

Dr Osman’s press statement that he read out on 04-09-08

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Below is Dr Osman’s press statement that he read out this morning

dr mohamed osman abdul hamid pusrawi hospital saiful bukhari azlan anwar ibrahim sodomy 2 pc 040908 01dr mohamed osman abdul hamid pusrawi hospital saiful bukhari azlan anwar ibrahim sodomy 2 interview 040908 08“I am the doctor who affirmed the statutory declaration dated Aug 1, 2008.

I have had the chance to read the statutory declaration that has been put up on the website of Malaysia Today. I confirm that it is a true copy of my statutory declaration. I will now confirm that the contents of the statutory declaration is correct.

 

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Please do not keep quiet because at first they came for others…

If you decided to keep quiet because at first they came for others…

then no one will be left to voice when you are intimidated

“In Germany, they came first for the Communists, dr mohamed osman abdul hamid pusrawi hospital saiful bukhari azlan anwar ibrahim sodomy 2 pc 040908 01

And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist;

 

And then they came for the trade unionists,

And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist;

 

And then they came for the Jews,

And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew;

 

And then . . . they came for me . . .

And by that time there was no one left to speak up.”

“First they came…” is a poem attributed to Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the inactivity of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to power and the purging of their chosen targets, group after group.

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Cyber-diplomacy is the answer

Cyber-diplomacy is the answer

The Star Online

Wikimedia By OON YEOH

Instead of being antagonistic towards bloggers the Government should be a part of blogosphere – perhaps Information Minister Datuk Shabery Cheek can become its first official blogger.

ALMOST everyone thinks it was a mistake for the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to block access to the Malaysia Today website. The standard reasons have all been well argued by others in media and blogosphere, but they are worth recapping.

Firstly, it’s a violation of the Multimedia Super Corridor’s bill of guarantees, which says that there will be no censorship of the Internet. When you order all Internet Service Providers in the country to block a certain website, that’s censorship any way you slice it.

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