15 August 2012

What is Stop114a?

Stop114a drew tremendous attention and online buzz during Malaysia's first ever Internet Blackout Day. Internet users rose to express their strong opposition on the said law, which is also known as the Evidence Act Section 114a of Malaysia.
Stop114a movement and campaign also gained international attention, wherebyWikileaks and BBC embarked on the issue. While right in the home ground of the said controversial law, the Association of the Computer and Multimedia Industry of Malaysia (Pikom) cried for the utmost review of Section 114A of the Evidence Act 1950. Evidence Act Section 114a stipulates that Internet users are considered automatically guilty:
..for any content posted through their registered networks, handheld devices, blogs and web portals.
If this push through, the online media owners is be default, on the battle ground of defending and proving their innocence.

Do you think Section 114A of the Evidence Act 1950 is suitable for immediate implementation and without amendments? How about freedom of expression?

In this regard, Digital News Asia, Pikom president Shaifubahrim Saleh said that the amendment may:
appear to lower the bar for the prosecution of potentially innocent parties
The average individual or even some corporations may not have the resources to defend or prove against such allegations or liability
How do you see this law in Malaysia based on the premise of freedom of the press and expression of thoughts? Do you have the same or maybe law that is synonymous to Section 114A of the Evidence Act of Malaysia?

Search terms:
  • Internet freedom in Malaysia
  • Section 114A evidence act of Malaysia
  • 114A internet blackout


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