26 Nov '11, 11pm

Have code for online behaviour, says Dr Yaacob Ibrahim

While the Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Dr Yaacob Ibrahim (above) was heartened by the response by the Malay-Muslim community over the recent offensive postings on the Internet, he is calling for a code of conduct to govern proper behaviour online. -- ST PHOTO: STEPHANIE YEOW By Judith Tan Let's have a code of conduct to guide proper online behaviour here, the Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs has suggested. In urging this on Saturday, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim said he was heartened by the Malay-Muslim community's level-headed response to recent offensive postings on the Internet. He said such guidelines, which were raised in Parliament recently, can moderate online opinions and discussions in a 'rational and sensible manner that will not offend other groups, other communities'. Speaking for the first time on the issue, Dr Yaacob, who is the Minister for Information, Com...

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