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A killer blow to online media – Malaysiakini: The following article was first published in Malaysiakini on 26th

A killer blow to online media – Malaysiakini: The following article was first published in Malaysiakini on 26th

The following article was first published in Malaysiakini on 26th Jan. by Steven Gan Many had expected Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to be more stringent in enforcing controls a la Dr Mahathir Mohamad over the media. Few expected that he would be worse than Mahathir. Yesterday, the Home Ministry announced that the Printing Presses and Publications Act (PPPA) – the mother of all censorship laws – would be amended to cover online content. Its secretary-general Mahmood Adam said the changes will plug loopholes in the law. There is no doubt that Malaysiakini and other online media have gained from the ‘loophole’, derived from Mahathir’s pledge not to censor the Internet in 1995 as he kick-started the Multimedia Super Corridor project. Since his retirement in 2004, Mahathir has himself turned blogger. Free of censorship, the online media went on to lay the foundations for th...

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