Archive for the ‘libel’ Category

Negaraku, ku Wait for Abdullah

August 17, 2007

I have a strange feeling that they’re up to something.

A recent national survey shows that the Malaysian chinese wasn’t happy with Abdullah the PM.

So i think this is a perfect opportunity to gain back their support(vote), i’m sure someone will tell him this. That’s why some of his machais played the bad guys role by threatening NameWee with all the laws.

When he’s back, Abdullah will say everything’s ok, no need to charge the young man and forgive him, in the spirit of Merdeka and etc.

Whoah…hero betul!

p/s: this is just my wild imagination, i hope this won’t happen!

Heroes of Malaysia

August 10, 2007

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Check out the news below regarding the Negarakuku case, and you’ll ask the same question to the heroes.

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 7 (Bernama) — Police have no authority to investigate or detain individuals involved in broadcasting the song “Negaraku” which had been adapted to insert seditious elements although it involved a national of this country.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohd Najib Abdul Aziz said the police could not take any action as the incident occurred outside the country.(Bernama)

Rais Yatim gave the student an ultimatum demanding him to apologize publicly to the ‘Malaysian Government’ or he will lodge a police report after Merdeka day.

They always complain about not having enough man power in the police force but this hero decided to waste them even though the police got no power in this.

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 9 (Bernama) — The government cannot recall the Malaysian student studying in a Taiwan university for mocking the national anthem as he is not a government scholar, Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar said

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“Once the charges are in place only then we can apply for an extradition and that also depends whether there is an extradition treaty between us and that particular country,” he told reporters after the Asean Day flag-hoisting ceremony in conjunction with Asean’s 40th anniversary Wednesday. (Bernama)

The foregin minister knew Malaysia got no formal diplomatic ties with Taiwan and extradition treaty as well, but he must act like a hero and say something to make himself look powerful.

Or he really is just another half past six minister?

They can say whatever nasty things they want, threaten him with whatever punishment they can imagine even though most of them never view the video with proper translation.

But the truth is the authorities got no power & extradition is impossible.

The heroes are powerless & making meaningless threats.


Bloggers are DEMONs, worse than LIARs.

July 25, 2007

On monday, 1 UMNO senator who was caught red handed while trying to smuggle millions of cash out of Australia few years ago lodged a police report on Raja Petra Kamarudin(RPK) of Malaysia Today, RPK was accused of insulting Islam and the King of Malaysia.

This is what RPK got to say. [here]

This is the senator. [here]

And Today, one Nazri declared WAR on Malaysian bloggers and threatened to use ISA & banish them.

“試想想,當一個人在部落格,把馬來統治者的畫像貼在自己的屁股上,然後在上面放屁……這種畫面,看在我們眼裡,我們會有何感受?” [full report]

He said some blogger pastes the Malay ruler’s portrait on their own ass, and then fart on it.( some sort of poster i think)

I do not believe in this, anyone saw this poster before please send me the link.

If it’s true, then we’re truelly demons 666.

Good Luck, Jeff Ooi

January 29, 2007

Jeff Ooi goes to court tomorrow, 30th January 2007 at 9.00am at the High Court of Malaya Kuala Lumpur.Here’s a very interesting story on what to expect tomorrow, read it here.

Good luck!

Rocky, NST & Subjudice rules

January 29, 2007

[Update]

The Star report was inaccurate, Rocky do not have to remove any articles,yet.

Here is the joint statement of Rocky & NSTP taken from Rocky’s Bru:

“That the parties agree to henceforth not publish any article, comment or post regarding the dispute presently before the High Court in this action that may be regarded as sub judice or that may prejudice the fair trial of the action.”

Blogger to remove 48 articles

KUALA LUMPUR: Blogger Ahiruddin Atan has agreed to immediately remove 48 articles cited in the New Straits Times libel suit against him to avoid prejudicing the trial.

While Rocky can remove those articles & comments, the NST won’t be able to retract those exclusive interviews & reports(view it here & here) printed in the newspaper now don’t they?

Read more at Malaysiakini:Blogger, NSTP to adhere to subjudice rules

Good Luck, Rocky

January 29, 2007

Rocky is going back to court in the morning, here’s what he posted on his blog.

Back to court

Denmark House. I’m returning to the High Court tomorrow, Monday the 29th, at 9 am, where Edmund Bon, my lawyer, will inform the learned Judge of my position with regards to comments by readers made on this blog (in respect of my postings of 18 and 24 January) which, according to lawyers of the Plaintiffs last Thursday, may be seen as prejudicing the case.

Read here my account on the hearing last Thursday.
Wish me luck, quietly, as I have to decline comments for now.

Go get them, good luck!

Blogger Rocky to strike out suit?

January 25, 2007

Some updates on the NST vs Bloggers case.

Blogger’s application to strike out suit set for Feb 22 hearing

KUALA LUMPUR: The Kuala Lumpur High Court has set Feb 22 to hear blogger Ahirudin Attan’s application to strike out a suit filed by New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd.

The court adjourned the hearing on NSTP’s application for an interparte injunction against Ahirudin.

According to reports, the plaintiffs of the case wanted comments discussing about the case to be removed from Rocky’s blog, citing sub judice rules.

Ahirudin aka Rocky is represented by Edmund Bon, assisted by Jeff Ooi’s lawyers Malik Imtiaz Sarwar and Haris Ibrahim. You can read Mr. Malik’s blog,”Disquiet”, he’s a blogger too!

Read more at Screenshots: Rocky applies to strike out defamation suit; hearing on 22.02

Jeff Ooi’s case will be heard on 30th Jan 2007, 9am at the same court.

Legal Fund for bloggers soon

January 23, 2007

They try to intimidate the bloggers, they want to control the online voices, they sued the 2 top bloggers, they thought it would be easy with their money and power.

Well, they’d be wrong.

They messed with the wrong people.

The bloggers rallied behind the 2 man under the Bloggers United movement, they vowed to walk with them over this.

And now they’re setting up legal fund for bloggers, now bloggers have financial assistance as well.

Read more: Fund to help bloggers facing legal action

Hear Hear! Bloggers United!

January 19, 2007

This is the official statement of Bloggers United. This statement is jointly drafted by Susan Loone and Sheih of Kickdefella. All those who believe in justice and right to free speech, please sign on and put this up in your blogs. Spread it around; let it grow far and wide. The fight is on! See also kickdefella & Susan Loone.

Blogger United Condemn Action Against Rocky Bru & Jeff Ooi & Demand Level Playing Field in All Action Against Bloggers

We are a group of Malaysian bloggers who believe in justice and right to free speech. We, who endorse the Bloggers United movement , unanimously condemn the action taken by media conglomerate NST against bloggers Rocky Bru and Jeff Ooi. The action by the newspaper against the duo is an action against all bloggers who believe in their right to free speech, freedom of expression and justice.

The recent event may seem like a grave development in the path of bloggers, but it can never and must never impede or stop us from defending our right to speak, to express, to write and to tell the truth, to be the watchdog, eyes and ears of the people, or simply to share our view, and give fair comment on any subject which involves and affects us as humans, as rightful citizens of this country.

The recent event may very well give the government owned media the opportunity to dictate the so-called ‘truth” but such actions only prove that bloggers must unite , continue to uphold the right to free speech and freedom of expression, fight for justice, even if it is not our own, be more alert, committed to the cause of free speech, relentless and persistence in the face of such persecution like the one which had befallen on the two of us.What YOU do to any of US, is what YOU do to ALL.

As responsible bloggers, we demand and claim our space on the blogosphere for free and fair comment, where important national issues and prominent personalities are discussed.

Although it may seem as if the NSTP defamation suits will have a chilling effect on freedom of bloggers, as litigation can be expensive and may jeorpadise a blogger’s economic position, we will not be cowed or silenced by those who have no regard for free speech.

If you find our post offensive, you may refute us with correct facts and figures and fair comment, in the spirit of free speech.

The first two cases will have grave impact not only on the internet, but country as a whole as the country celebates VMY2007. The healthy, mature and democratic growth for free speech and expression in our midst is at stake.

The reputation of the nation as it strives to promote our multimedia supercorridor and love for IT will be a national joke for all the world to feast on.

We demand for a level playing field in all action meted out to bloggers and in particular in the defamation proceedings particularly in terms of financial resources and capabilities, and secondly, that the legal rights of bloggers et al are properly protected in keeping with the imperatives of an information society and knowledge economy which Malaysia aspires to become.

For further information, please contact Susan of Susan Loone at susanloone@gmail.com and Sheih of kickdefella at kickdefella@yahoo.com

Yes, They Sued Jeff Ooi & Rocky [UPDATED]

January 18, 2007

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It’s for real, New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad, Kalimullah bin Masheerul Hassan, Hishamuddin bin Aun and Brendan John a/l John Pereira sued Screenshots & Rocky’s Bru for libel.

Who are those people? You may ask.

  1. Kalimullah bin Masheerul HassanDeputy Chairman, NSTP
  2. Hishamuddin bin Aun – Group Editor-in-Chief, NSTP
  3. Brendan John a/l John PereiraFormer Group Editor, NSTSB
  • For Rocky‘s case, there’s 1 additional plaintiff:
    1. Syed Faisal Albar Bin Syed A.R. Albar Chief Executive Officer, NSTP

    For more info please read:

    Screenshots : Bloggers sued in Malaysia

    Rocky’s Bru: Bloggers sued in Malaysia

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