Malaysia Stepping Up Social Media Monitoring

The latest country to step up social media monitoring is Malaysia. “AMID concern from a number of Malaysian NGOs, Malaysia’s Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar announced this week that ‘police have no choice but to beef up efforts to monitor social media as many internet users in the country abuse the platform by issuing insensitive comments’. This comes at a time where reporters and opposition politicians are prosecuted on sedition charges, and arrest warrants sought through Interpol for the editor of the Sarawak Report, Clare Rewcastle-Brown.”

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