*On 18 April, a second amendment to the Evidence Act 1950 was tabled in Dewan Rakyat & passed after the second and third reading.
On 9 May, Dewan Negara passed the amendment.
As of July 31, it has been gazetted — meaning that it is now (for lack of a better generic term) legally binding.
114A is the newly added section to the Evidence Act 1950. The amendment has wide-ranging reach and extends to practically EVERYONE who uses any Internet platform–from e-mail and social media, to blogs and online media.
For those of us who don’t speak law, the infographic below best sums up what it means for ALL OF US.
The gist? Guilty until proven innocent;
which goes against the fundamental principals of justice.
I sincerely hope that this, at the very least, raises some awareness amongst my (albeit) small group of readers.
Till then, surf safe
& secure your identities.
I promise to return tomorrow with a new yummy post! 🙂
*Information adapted from #Stop114a.
- In response to the #Stop114a Internet Blackout, Malaysian Primer Minister Datuk Seri Najib b. Razak stater over his official Twitter account: I have asked Cabinet to discuss Section 114A of the Evidence Act 1950. Whatever we do we must put people first.
- However, as of August 16, 2012, de facto law minister Datuk Seri Rais Yatim has announced that it will stay, stating: Once it is officially passed, to do something now is an after thought.**
**SOURCE: The Star Online