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Malaysia: Gagging airwaves & cyberspace

Malaysia is gaining harsh perception over its governance of the airwaves and cyberspace. Indonesia-based blogger Indcoup links to a story on Malaysia's newly launched crackdown on porn stored on mobile phones – police are authorised to carry out random spot checks to catch culprits. Quoting Anonymous Blogging, he says Malaysia now ranks alongside Iran, China, Peninsular Arabia (Saudi Arabia, Syria, Bahrain) and Zimbabwe as “the most risky countries to blog from”.

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