Thursday, August 14, 2008

Blogger Ordered to Remove Content, Identify Sources

(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) Blogger Raja Petra will likely get prison if he doesn't comply with the High Court ruling.
Blogger and website editor Raja Petra Raja Kamarudin has been given until Friday to remove three articles on his blog which were considered defamatory of lawyer Datuk Muhammad Shafee Abdullah.

At the same time, Raja Petra was ordered to reveal the source(s) for these articles as well as the identities of those who have posted their comments and messages on the three articles by Saturday.

These injunctions were granted by judge Datuk Tee Ah Sing in chambers at the High Court about 4.30pm yesterday.

Muhammad Shafee had taken out a writ of summons against Raja Petra for defamation over all the three articles posted on his blog at his Malaysia Today website on Aug 6, 7 and 11.
They want to prosecute the commenters also. So much for freedom of speech in Malaysia, eh?

Previous post on Raja Petra.

[Update 11/08/08]

Raja Petra released from jail -- for now.

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