Unblock Malaysian Insider, Sarawak Report and other websites

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Unblock Malaysian Insider, Sarawak Report and other websites

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Persatuan Aliran Kesedaran Negara started this petition to Salleh Said Keruak (Communciations and Multimedia Minister) and

The free flow of news and information is essential for a vibrant democracy to flourish in Malaysia. Recent attempts at curtailing this are a violation of our basic right to freedom of information. These repressive moves stifle free and independent media, restrict the work of independent journalists and discourage whistleblowers.

We, the undersigned, therefore:

  • demand the unblocking of The Malaysian Insider, Sarawak Report, Asia Sentinel and Medium websites (read the Aliran statement here);
  • oppose the proposal to force news portals and blogs to register with the authorities;
  • demand the repeal of the Official Secrets Act rather than coming up with stiffer penalties;
  • oppose proposed amendments to the Communications and Multimedia Act to impose stiffer penalties.

(Visit the Aliran website for more info and updates.)

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This petition had 425 supporters