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In Malaysia, bloggers (including yours truly) jump sky high when we are called monkeys, pondans (sissy), liars, unemployed, penyanggak (crooks), etc…in Egypt, they get jailed.

His internets fans are however campaigning for his release – with an old fashioned letter writing campaign. Cyber-activists plan to flood an Egyption jail with mail. These are things we could do when one of us go to jail—when that day comes.

You can watch the Friday’s Show on controversial blogger Abdel Kareem Nabil  at theworld.org. He had criticized conservative Muslims and was convicted of insulting Islam and Egypt’s president. He was a former student at Al Azhar University.

For your information, I signed up as a member with these people here on Facebook:

The Committee to Protect Bloggers is devoted to the protection of bloggers worldwide with a focus on highlighting the plight of bloggers threatened and imprisoned by their government. We support the right of bloggers, regardless of professional status or engagement in activism, to speak and we do so regardless of their ethnicity, national origin, religion or political beliefs. Our site is at http://committeetoprotectbloggers.org.

And you think what is happening in Malaysia is so bad? Read what’s happening to others in the world.
 

20 responses »

  1. Lim says:

    Many thank’s to you Susan for all the courage you take to deliver the massage of truth to Malaysian. May the god of creator bless you.

  2. mitosblog says:

    If you blog about politics in Malaysia there is a very high chance for you to be jailed especially if you are pro opposition. Politics are very sensitive and a hot issue to be discussed by everyone.

    The best way to solve this problem is to have an extra 30 MPs to cross over to the opposition on 28th April during the parliament session and vote for ‘No confidence on PM’ which would be 112 against 110.

    When a new government takes over I believe we will have a much better, freer and transparent govt where every rakyat are allowed to have their own say.

    http://filmasia.blogspot.com

  3. James Joyce says:

    mitosblog – “When a new government takes over I believe we will have a much better, freer and transparent govt where every rakyat are allowed to have their own say.”

    I STILL have doubts over the above. As power corrupts…. and when the opposition takes over as government – do you seriously think they will let bloggers absolute access? The ultimate aim is to hold on to power and if ever there is any challenge from “any quarter” – absolute power will be used to quashed it.

    I am waiting for AAB to start a fresh round of Ops Lallang II , this time he has to pick up the “toxic mouth” (I hope.)

  4. Bloggers all over the world should petition for his release.
    We have pariah MPs or ex MPs here condemning bloggers, over there even worse. Sickos in power.
    Freedom of speech is the universal need for all.

  5. Antares says:

    Goodness me… two negative responses, one positive! True, the BN spectre still hovers over Malaysia’s new political landscape. As the existing government they continue to control the police, judiciary and other instruments of governance. The IGP is still Musa Hassan and the AG is still Gani Patail. So the ppossibility for great mischief is still present – but the way forward isn’t to quake with fear but be open to the option of Pakatan Rakyat taking over the federal government sooner than expected. Then we must ensure they keep their promise of abolishing all repressive laws and initiating a complete overhaul of the judiciary and police (for a start). Once that’s accomplished, the chances of the new government regressing towards authoritarian rule would be far slimmer. Be positive minded, my friends!🙂

  6. lanai says:

    Bloggers go to jail……………………………
    Unless there is Operation Lallang 2
    The freedom the government is so afraid
    The people will use it against its administration

    Cases of intimidation
    Civil suits pending in court
    Of bloggers trying to make the country proud
    Yet there are others
    They never want the people and country to grow

    Living under the old adage
    A frog in a coconut shell
    Thinking the world is within the 4 walls
    Nothing interesting outside its surrounding

    It is sad we still have these idiots
    Flourishing in the government administration
    Under the same old leaders
    It is time changes coming swift to the core
    Let there be a clean slate making waves
    Across the seas

  7. freewave says:

    “When a new government takes over I believe we will have a much better, freer and transparent govt where every rakyat are allowed to have their own say.”

    In my opinion, all government would have some form of pressure on free speech. I actually don’t believe they won’t exercise their power if they have it. Especially on topics that could influence the citizen’s which government is better.

  8. We really have to admire those with positive conviction
    Living a really tough life full of forced restriction
    We must take our hats off to them for their dedication
    Let’s pray for their speedy restoration to continue with their devotion

    (C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng – 040408
    http://MotivationInMotion.blogspot.com
    http://msi.Rocky101.com
    Fri. 4th April 2008.

  9. Lim says:

    “When a new government takes over I believe we will have a much better, freer and transparent govt where every rakyat are allowed to have their own say.”

    In my opinion it is still the best to maintain no super power to any government, i.e., no party in parliment have 2/3 majority seat, like Japan. This will be the best, cauze the check and balence system will make the governing party to govern the country healthly withpout any expence from any body for self interest.

  10. Human right vs Government… who is more powerfull?

    Answer for A is Human right more important than Government
    Answer for B is Government more important than Human right

    A is for opposition answer
    B is for non opposition answer🙂

  11. rahman says:

    Anyone who go beyond freedom limit has to face consequences, this has to be understood not only bloggers.

    Thus if we do it the right way, know our limit god willing nobody can touch but if throw allegation at one base on hearsay eventually there will be retaliation.

    Human are different although hair same color.

  12. rahman says:

    Anyone who go beyond freedom limit has to face consequences, this has to be understood not only bloggers.

    Thus if we do it the right way, know our limit god willing nobody can touch but if throw allegation at one base on hearsay eventually there will be retaliation.

    Human are different although hair same color.

  13. rahman says:

    Anyone who go beyond freedom limit has to face consequences, this has to be understood not only bloggers.

    Thus if we do it the right way, know our limit god willing nobody can touch but if throw allegation at one base on hearsay eventually there will be retaliation.

    Human are different although hair same color.

  14. Thanks for supporting Kareem. Here’s the interview on The World (just the Kareem story – click & it will play) http://www.theworld.org/wma.php?id=0404084. And commenting in verse? Obviously I’m going to have to visit Malaysia!🙂

  15. rahman says:

    MB Selangor and Penang CM said there were alot of irregularities on land deal during previous administration, jolly good please do thorough investigation.

    Khir Toyo dispelled allegation against him and his excos and he confirmed that error of change ownership happened during switch from manual to e-land only PTD officers can explain and he has reported last year still under investigation. Now is Khalid’s turn to prove the allegation against Khir Toyo.

    Koh Tso Koon and Khairi J said they have no knowledge about the Padang Tembak land as alledged by DAP Govt so Guan Eng has to prove his claim.

    When Haji Hadi took over as menteri besar of trengganu after after 1999 GE he announced there is one lorry load of papers on curruption and other wrong doing by previous MB then he announced there nothing in the lorry.

    Judging from the above events it is clear that the so called to be Pakatan Rakyat is good at making wild allegation.

    If Toyo is found guilty after investigation ke can take back the penyapu for himself if otherwise the penyapu should be given to Khalid Ibrahim.

    If Koh Tsu Koon and KJ truly involved in Padang Tembak land thjey should be prosecuted otherwise Tsu Koon and KJ must take legal action against whoever responsible creates the issue.

  16. sungame says:

    As Curt from CPB wrote; Thanks for supporting Kareem, Susan. I was truly appalled when I read about first his arrest and then his four year prison sentence. What happened to Kareem is a wake up call to bloggers everywhere, and a warning as to what could happen to us all if we do not stand up for each other. I therefore urge all bloggers to sign the petition for Kareems release at http://www.amnesty.org/en/appeals-for-action/call-karim-amers-immediate-and-unconditional-release.

  17. cyphuell says:

    freedom of expression is guaranteed under the constitution. any attempt to denied it is illegal. however, bloggers should bear in mind that they should not spread something which can lead to social unstability, something which is not true, rumours etc. a lot of malaysian people out there is not mature enough to use their mind critically. rational thinking always been overruled by emotion and hatred.

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