MCMC – “Mung Chacha” Multimedia Commission

by Eyes Wide Open The “hacktivist” group Anonymous, made good its promise of bringing down Malaysian government websites. According to MCMC, Anonymous targeted at least 51 websites, and 41 were successfully brought down. That’s an 80% success rate. In exam terms, the Anonymous group scored an “A” for their efforts! However, the MCMC’s response was … Continue reading

DurianFM is born

By Reina There’s a new radio station in town and its called DurianFM. It’ll be officially launched on March 8 – this Tuesday. You can access it here. . The main man there is Jamaluddin Ibrahim. Remember him? . The popular 98.8FM DJ who was sacked by StarFM in September last year. 98.8 FM is one of … Continue reading

Malaysia-Instinct’s missing links

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By Sharifuddin A Latiff Earlier on, in ‘What spooked Malaysia-Instinct?‘, I conjectured that it could have been something else that made the news portal going M.I.A. from the Net for a while. Meanwhile, RPK responded to Malaysia-Instinct’s Satu Hala with The Art of Spinning, replete with a photo and a Google map of the ‘crime scene’ … Continue reading

BN Govt Coming Down Hard On Freedom Of Expression

By Crankster It was quite subtle at first. They tried to block Malaysia Today around this time – exactly two years ago. You and I know how that went. A mirror site popped up almost immediately, and Malaysians, being the busybodies that they naturally are, forwarded the link for the new site to everyone they … Continue reading

Clueless Kit Siang supports supression of bloggers

By Hartal MSM Lim Kit Siang issued a statement today saying that “MCMC can be assured of public support for any strict action against abuses of the Internet as putting up content with racial and religious slurs which could spark off tension in our country”. He wants “an end to any form of racial or … Continue reading

Namewee questioned 7.5 hours by MCMC, why?

This is really not on. Namewee’s rap video is a mere 3 minutes. Questioning him about it for 7-and-1/2 hours is excessive — shades of the grilling that Teoh Beng Hock endured many hours and overnight! Perkasa is excessive is making police reports and abusing the tools of the state. The Umno politicians are excessive … Continue reading

Deja vu at The Star

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By Reina The letter issued by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission on August 18 which led to the suspension does not state exactly what was the offence allegedly committed by Jamaluddin Ibrahim, the DJ at Star’s 98.8 FM. It was the same thing back in 1987 when no one really knew what the exact … Continue reading

Licensed for silence

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By Sharifuddin A Latiff Freedom of expression and speech (aka F.O.E.S.) in Malaysia took another knock from the BN administration through the MCMC this week. Yes, we are referring to the suspension of DJ Jamaluddin Ibrahim at Star’s 98.8 FM pending investigations into alleged ‘offensive’ content. The MCMC issued a letter on this matter on … Continue reading

Blogger gets warning from MCMC

Looking at the definition of actionable offenses under the CMA, it would seem that it makes pretty good sense. However, now that certain parties have discovered that the MCMC can be used to go after those who report the truth or to get people for just having an opinion, things get pretty slippery.

Hisham’s hoof in mouth disease

By Reina THERE was uproar when the public saw a video clip of Minister Rais Yatim telling off a reporter for not using the national language at the press conference. The clip got circulated and this was probably the first time many saw a minister behaving so rudely. But for journalists, this is nothing new. … Continue reading

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