Thursday, 6 August 2009

Umno Politburo Mulls Internet Censorship!!!

Malaysia mulls ‘Green Dam’ despite China’s failure

This was scooped from YB Lim Kit Siang's blog:
Horror of horrors – BN government wants to put up Internet filter blocking “undesirable websites” in total violation of the MSC guarantee of no internet censorship!
Rais’ Ministry had initiated a tender exercise calling for companies to put proposals to assist the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) evaluate an Internet filter.

The Malaysian Insider reported that the tender documents require the tenderer to:

  • evaluate the readiness and feasibility for the implementation of Internet filter at Internet gateway level, through assessments on the existing infrastructure and existing products in the market.
  • evaluate and estimate costs for the implementation.
  • study the existing legal framework in addressing content filtering and no censorship issue, including the impacts that are caused by the implementation to Internet users and the Malaysian economy.