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Google Hangout - #NetMerdeka: CMA amendment - Impact on Tech & Business

Malaysia could soon approve several outrageous bills that would impose criminal penalties for everyday use of the internet. Over the course of the next week, our parliament will consider amendments to the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 and the Sedition Act, among other laws.

Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA) amendments would grant wide new powers to the telecoms regulator, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), and could also restrict the use of bail under the criminal code. The amended laws could make Internet Service Providers criminally liable for content passing over their networks and could lead to some websites getting permanently blocked. Users with websites & blogs deemed to be news or political may also be required to register their sites with provisions possibly similar to Singapore’s restrictive on-line media laws.

Listen to, interact, ask questions and share your opinions and concerns to our on-line panel of local and regional tech practitioners this Wednesday 9pm on-line on Youtube on Air:

- Asohan, Digital News Asia
- Colin, Geek businessman
- Lais, 8spaces (startup)
- Wk, OnApp Network Engineer
- Shawn, Geek with law background
- Jeremy Malcolm, Global Policy Analyst, EFF
- Roy Ngerng, Singaporean activist/blogger

This Google Hangout organised by #NetMerdeka coalition ( Amnesty International MalaysiaCij M'siaCilisosLawyers for Liberty, Malaysia's Human Rights Society (HAKAM), Empower Malaysia, Sinar Project, andSuara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) )

#NetMerdeka is a campaign to advocate for internet rights and freedom of expression online in Malaysia. It is formed in February 2016, in response to increased proposals to regulate the internet, in particular proposals to amend the already borad and vague Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA)

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5/25/2016 9:00 PM

5/25/2016 10:00 PM

Sze Ming

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