14 Jan '11, 12am

Internet a threat to Asian values, says Najib: by The Malaysian Insider KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian Prime Minister

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak yesterday warned of the effects of unregulated Internet use and said unfettered access to Western culture would decimate Asian values and heritage. His comments are expected to renew fears that the government may yet renege on its pledge to not censor the Internet as part of the Multimedia Super Corridor. In August last year, it was reported that the Information Ministry had evaluated the possibility of blocking out "undesirable websites". Political foes had then attacked the proposal as an attempt by the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) government to quash online political dissent. The Cabinet abandoned the proposal, describing it as only a study, following public outcry. Mr Najib stressed yesterday that cyberspace must be managed to protect Asian society from exposure to the "negative influences" of Western culture. He said...

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