Civil Liberties

Malaysian Bloggers Protest

Blackout is planned to protest a new law that some claim will restrict free speech.


Malaysian activists and bloggers are staging an online black-out for one day to protest against changes to a law they say restricts free speech online.

They have replaced their home pages with black screens critical of the Evidence Act, revised in April, for Internet Black-out Day.

Critics say the law makes people unfairly liable for content published from networks and personal devices.