Saturday, April 07, 2007

Update: Bloggers Registration

Deputy Energy, Water and Communications Minister Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor:
"The purpose of registering the bloggers is to COLLECT DATA rather than to CENSOR them."

He said the Government’s move should not be misconstrued as hindering bloggers from continuing with their activities. “The plan to register bloggers is merely to assess the situation and keep track on how many bloggers there are in the country and on the information provided by them. It has nothing to do with censoring the contents in the blogs."

The same exercise is being practiced by Singapore whereas some countries like China, Thailand and Middle East countries are practising censorship on blogging.

1 comment:

PK said...

Interesting, seem like whatever we do, we just can't run away from registering in the future. For me, it is a silent censorship because no one will like to show their truth once being track or in other words- being watch.