Stop 114A: Internet Blackout Day




Is it necessary to review changes to the Evidence Act? In reality does the amendments actually curb freedom of expression on the Internet or discourage irresponsible writers from posting comments that are untrue and defamatory?

On 14 August, the Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) invited netizens and online organisations to support Internet Blackout Day which inspire.fm have participated as well. Much like the U.S. Blackout to oppose the SOPA bill,replica patek-philippe watches  this effort will focus on educating Malaysians about the negative impact of the new amendment. In that evening, the Prime Minister tweeted and requested the cabinet to look at the amendment. However the following day the Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said the government held a firm stand on the matter and have no plans to make new amendments to the Act.

Lets hear what Mr. R. Tirukumaran, an established Advocate & Solicitor has to say about the controversy surrounding Section 114(a). Mr.Tiru went on to say, ” Presumptions in law should not be liberally invoked “. This interview was recorded prior to the announcement of the Information,Communications and Culture minister.

You can read more about the campaign here.