Another nail in the MSC-coffin April 5, 2007Posted by elizabethwong in Human Rights, Malaysia, Note2Self, Politics.
We’re fast becoming a nation of paperwork.
We have to be licensed to exist, to drive, to vote, to print etc. Now it appears that we need to be licensed to blog or to own a website too, that is, if one is hosted on a local site, with a local domain name.
Not that it’ll affect bloggers and website owners in a big way, for all they need to do press a few buttons and migrate to ‘land-of-the-free” servers.
Getting out of “.com.my” isn’t that hard either, plus it’s heaps cheaper without the “.my”.
A Communications Minister should have been briefed that a statement such as the one uttered by Shaziman Abu Mansor, is but a prelude to an exodus. No one likes to be controlled, more so by dimwits the likes of the said Ministry.
This will however impact on local web-hosting companies who are already struggling to compete out there. Some of us have been trying to support these companies of late, but it appears the Government is so adamant in regulating local sites, that there is only one way out.
So much for the MSC-dream.
(If you need to move your site to another server overseas, drop a line in the comment box and I’ll refer you to a great pro-human rights, pro-blogging web-hosting company)
Bloggers may have to register
Thursday April 5, 2007
BLOGGERS using locally hosted websites may be asked to register with the authorities, Deputy Energy, Water and Communications Minister Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor said.
He said registration was one of the measures the Government was considering to prevent the spread of negative or malicious content on the Internet. (Con’t)