If the government gets to decide what’s "false", abuse of anti-disinformation laws is all but guaranteed.
No Malaysian election campaign is complete without these highlights of food, flags and swag, as the GE14 season enters its final days.
The resurgence of ‘old’ Mahathir against the Najib coalition has been matched with the ‘new’, the cheap smartphone.
As Malaysia rushes to its GE14 on 9 May, the new anti-fake news law is primed against the state's critics, emboldening speech vigilantism by outsourced censors linked to the ruling UMNO party.
The threat to eliminate all ‘fake news’ isn’t merely an assault on the freedom of speech, it’s also an affront to its beauty, efficacy, recall, and its very existence.
The internet is both a factor in, and a victim of, the region’s crisis of democracy.
Tessa Houghton reports on "Watching the Watchdog" project which monitored and analysed the Malaysian media at the 13th general election.
Coverage of Malaysia in the Australian media is of poor quality argues AB Shamsul.
The author of one of the best books on contemporary Vietnam has been banned from the country.
In this post from the archives, Sai Latt examines the role of the Internet in anti-Muslim hate speech