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#Stop114a — Malaysia, what it means for YOU

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#Stop114a - 14.8.2012 Internet Blackout Day

*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.

#Stop114a Infographic

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.

*UPDATE:

  • 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

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