Saturday, 25 October 2008

News about the Forum

Bloggers Reminded To Exercise Caution

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 (Bernama) -- Bloggers were today reminded to exercise caution when posting articles as cyberspace was not a licence to write as they wished.

Member of Parliament for Jelutong Jeff Ooi Chuan Aun, a blogger himself, said bloggers must respect the laws of the country so as not to get into trouble.

"New bloggers especially must take note and not get carried away as there is no "absolute freedom" in cyberspace," he told Bernama when met at a forum on blogging organised by the Bar Council here tonight.

"More so in a plural society like Malaysia, care must be taken not to offend the sensitivities of the people. In the borderless world of the Internet, mistakes can be costly," he said, adding that particular care neeeded to be given to sedition laws and those on defamation.


Above is a news about last Thursday's Forum. I thought the Forum went well, and though the crowd was just below 100 people, they were clearly interested in the issues raised. YB Jeff was very eloquent with his points and Nizam was thorough and informative during his speech. But Cheng Leong in his maiden foray as a Speaker in Forum-sphere was outstanding. It goes to show young lawyers (Cheng Leong is in practise since 2005) are capable of being speakers in these kind of Forum. 

Nizam came all the way from Melaka to give the speech, and already people are asking for his power point presentation, which I felt was pretty good.

For those who came to the Forum, thanks and I hoped it helped you all. The Information Technology Comm. will be organising another Talk next month, on Identity Theft in cyberspace.

Thanks to all who helped - Seira (who called Jeff Ooi as 'Jeff Leong') for being the MC and Mary/Melissa Dass from KLBC who worked out the logistics etc.

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