So send all the Malaysiakini staff to jail like they do to all the bloggers, this is an easy way to silence the press and shutdown thestar too.Well, why don’t they shutdown Bodohland.com and www.MalaysiaYouTube.com? because they have no balls!!
Don’t harass website, MCMC told
KUALA LUMPUR: Repeated probes by the the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) on news portal Malaysiakini could be misconstrued as harassment aimed at stifling the independence of the media.
MCA information and communication bureau spokesperson Lee Wei Kiat said the party is concerned that the commission, as a regulatory body, will be perceived as attempting to silence the press, similar to the controversy over the detention of Sin Chew journalist Tan Hoon Cheng under the Internal Security Act for carrying out her job.
In a statement, Lee pointed out that the commission had visited the portal’s office three times and interviewed 12 of its staff.
Lee said MCA is calling for the commission to allow all Malaysiakini staff to continue carrying out their duties professionally uninterrupted by marathon interview sessions.
He added that the commission should take into account the Prime Minister’s stand on Aug 7 that the Government will not filter the Internet.