14 Feb '11, 3pm

#Malaysia Prime Minister: "will engage net not censor," notes Malaysians more educated & tech savvy than #Egypt ppl

By Sira Habibu and Yuen Meikeng KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will not resort to Internet censorship but to use it to engage the public, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said. "Malaysians are mature and rational and they know if certain quarters are only out to exploit a situation," the Prime Minister said when commenting on the situation in Egypt where the Internet was blocked at the height of anti-government demonstrations. "Our society is more educated and technology savvy and it would be a challenge to manage the new political environment (in Malaysia) but ICT tools can be used to engage the public," he said adding that he was also part of the Facebook and Twitter community. "Furthermore, the situation in Egypt and Malaysia are different," he said noting that at the time of the demonstrations in Egypt the Tenang by-election was being held in Johor. Najib said Malaysia looked forwar...

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