Malaysian blogger detained

Monday, July 16, 2007 at 7:43 | Posted in Bloggers' rights, Blogosphere, censorship, Freedom of speech, malaysia | 2 Comments

This highly critical blog post about the Malaysian government’s poor record on fighting crime is believed to be the reason to arrest of Malaysian blogger Nat Tan. Susan Loone writes that Nat Tan has been detained for four days under Section 8 of the Official Secrets Act 1972:

If convicted, Tan may be sentenced to a jail term not less than one year but not exceeding seven years.

Malaysian bloggers have launched an on line petition calling for immediate release of Nat Tan. The petition can be signed here.

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  1. […] Tan released on bail On Monday I wrote about Malaysian blogger Nat Tan who was arrested on Friday with charges under Official Secrets Act. […]

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