[Fwd: Malaysian Net patrol]
Thu, 08 Oct 1998 22:09:22 +1000
Interesting commentary. And we keep being reminded by all the
great "Internet consultants" in Australia like the Allen guys that
we have to catch up with Malaysia in terms of "cyber-sh!t" legislation.
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Subject: Malaysian Net patrol
Date: Thu, 8 Oct 1998 20:21:41 +0900
From: email@example.com (Adam Peake)
Source: [TKRNEWS-L] QuickLinks 89 - 8 October 1998
Malaysia - Net patrol (BBC) Police in Malaysia have set up an
Internet unit to monitor sites and newsgroups which have been
organising protests against the jailing of the former Deputy
Prime Minister, Anwar Ibrahim. The national Bernama news agency
reported that the unit was set up on the instructions of Prime
Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Its mission was to watch for
information and messages which could affect public security.
The president of Mimos tried to reassure users last Friday that
their privacy would be respected. Tengku Azzman said the
authorities could not monitor every e-mail that was transmitted
as it was against the law.
"The Telecommunications Act provides such privacy and protection
for e-mail users," he said, adding that Mimos would help by adding
e-mail encryption software to its service in the near future.
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