Saturday, January 20, 2007


I actually deleted all my old postings to make room to support our fellow Bloggers currently under attack by a bunch of GOONS (Grumpy Old Orang Nak Sue)

Keep up the support for them follow the links listed on the RIGHT column.


WattaHack said...

'Two events to boost Pak Lah's international image'
Wong Chun Wai says two events have been lined up in UK to boost the PM's international image.

The trick is by associating our No. 1 with global iconism -- not Louis Vuitton or Turkish yacht -- but in economics and politics, namely ( 1 ) the London School of Economics (whose alumni range from George Soros to Mick Jagger); and ( 2 ) International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), the world’s leading authority for research on political-military conflict -- an area Razak Baginda used to be an expert.

Thinking Allowed. Thinking Aloud.

WattaHack said...

Article 19 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948 saying this:

Everyone has the right to opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

Thinking Allowed. Thinking Aloud.

WattaHack said...

What happened to Lim Kit Siang's blog? media blackout???

Today its like this:
Sorry! Please come back later, server maintenance in progress....

Yesterday was:
account suspended not paid?

WattaHack said...

SEAPA is concerned that the lawsuits and injunctions will have a detrimental effect in encouraging open public debate and legitimate criticism in matters of public interest.

Freedom of expression is a democratic feature that has long been suppressed in Malaysia though a whiff of it has spread in recent years, thanks in large part to the Internet. With the Internet being the focus of the latest lawsuits, however, the boundaries for free speech have reverted to as before.

SEAPA called on the NSTP, as a public entity that often speaks for the Malaysian government in compliance with the role of "development journalism" relegated to traditional media in the country, to hold up to more scrutiny from citizens. SEAPA also urged the aggrieved plaintiffs to respect and uphold free expression, and seek less restrictive means to assert their rights.

WattaHack said...

Bloggers United
by Susan Loone

This page was created on 20 January 2007, to continue the movement of Bloggers United. It will be updated regularly, and will contain links and information regarding the bloggers united movement.

Take heart my friends. Our movement is growing. This black dot in the history of blogshpere for Malaysians bloggers has a good side to it too. It brings us together. With numbers we can change something. Even if we don’t (yet), we have at least started the ball rolling:


WattaHack said...

SOURCE: Reporters Without Borders (RSF)

Malaysia | 19.01.2007
New Straits Times staffers sue two bloggers

Reporters Without Borders has written to the CEO of the country’s leading English-language newspaper, the New Straits Times, Syed Faisal Albar, urging him to intervene on behalf of two bloggers against whom four of the paper’s senior staff are bringing defamation cases.

“You will surely accept that, even if they do not share your opinions, the disappearance of the blogs produced by these two outspoken bloggers, Jeff Ooi and Ahiruddin Attan, would be a loss to the Malaysian media world,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said, in an open letter on 19 January.

Jeff Ooi, who runs one of the country’s most popular blogs Screenshots, first received an e-mail from a law firm representing the New Straits Times asking him to delete 13 items on his blog which were deemed defamatory. It came in the form of an ex-parte injuction from the high court applied by the New Strait Times and three New Straits Times staff. The case is due to be heard on 30 January.

The same action has been taken against Ahiruddin Attan, who runs Rockybru, and is due to appear in court on 25 January. The blogger said that in his case it was linked to a column in which he accused some journalists on the New Strait Times of being agents of Singapore.

“We believe that this case is groundless,” said Reporters Without Borders. “It looks to us as though legal procedures are being used as a way of silencing two of your newspaper’s critics.”