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[ NNSquad ] In Malaysia, new Internet laws make you guilty unless proven innocent

In Malaysia, new Internet laws make you guilty unless proven innocent

http://j.mp/LzYvxY  (the star)

    PETALING JAYA: The amendment to the Evidence Act transfers the burden
    of proof to the accused, which is contrary to the principle of
    justice, said lawyers and Internet users.  "At any trial, whether
    criminal or civil cases, it is up to the prosecutor to prove guilt
    beyond reasonable doubt. Now the burden will be shifted to the accused
    to disprove (the allegation against them)," said human rights lawyer
    Edmund Bon.  He added: "All around the world where there is Internet
    any reasonable person would be against the posting of hate messages.
    But whether the Government should step in and take such control is
    another matter."

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Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org 
 - Data Wisdom Explorers League: http://www.dwel.org
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