Nat Tan released on bail

Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at 6:04 | Posted in Bloggers' rights, Blogosphere, censorship, Freedom of speech, Legal, malaysia | Leave a comment

On Monday I wrote about Malaysian blogger Nat Tan who was arrested on Friday with charges under Official Secrets Act. The “secret” Nat allegedly disclosed seems to be public knowledge in Malaysia: the government has a poor record of fighting crime.

Now I learn via Susan Loone that Nat Tan was released on bail yesterday. He is under obligation to appear at the Commercial Crime Division in Kuala Lumpur the 31st July.

Nat himself is obviously exhausted and takes a well deserved break. Wishing him all the best, I am making a note to have an eye on further developments. Does criticizing the government for its poor crime fighting record equal to disclosing an official secret? Ergo, does the government thus not indirectly recognize the poor record?

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