first_img News Reporters Without Borders today condemned continuing government harassment of bloggers and their families after Marine Lee, the wife of blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin, was questioned by police in a Kuala Lumpur police station yesterday about her husband’s Malaysia Today website.Lee told the police that, as a Muslim woman under Sharia law, she could only speak if her husband allowed her to do so. The ruling United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) filed a complaint against Raja Petra on 23 July about an 11 July article considered insulting to the king. to go further 25.07 – Government goes to war against bloggers using arrests and interrogation Reporters Without Borders today condemned a recent wave of online censorship and harassment of outspoken bloggers as Malaysia approaches its national holiday on 31 August and gears up for early elections at the start of next year.“Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s government is the target of mounting criticism and its response seems to be repression,” the press freedom organisation said. “Citing the need to combat attempts to incite racial hatred or insult the king, the internal security ministry is trying to intimidate dissidents, especially dissident bloggers.”Reporters Without Borders added: “It is outrageous to see a minister threatening to jail bloggers who have managed to create an unprecedented space for free expression in Malaysia. We call for charges to be dropped against bloggers Raja Petra Kamarudin, Nathaniel Tan, Ahiruddin Attan and Jeff Ooi. At the same time, the national press must be allowed real editorial independence.”Malaysia was placed 92nd out of 168 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders ranking of nations according to respect for press freedom.Nazri Abdul Aziz, who holds the position of minister in the Prime Minister’s Department with responsibility for justice, said yesterday that the government would not hesitate to use the Internal Security Act against bloggers who tackle sensitive issues. Under the ISA, someone who is deemed to have threatened state security can be held without trial for two years. Aziz added that the government had until now been “very patient.”Science and technology minister Kong Cho Ha warned last December that the government planned to introduce regulations designed to prevent “ill-intentioned” use of the Internet and the posting of information by bloggers that harmed Malaysia’s “social harmony.”Political commentator and blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin (also known as RPK) was interrogated for eight hours today by police about articles he recently posted online, including one entitled “See you in hell Muhamad son of Muhamad.” He was also asked about the identity of people who had posted comments about his articles. The summons for questioning was the result of a complaint brought against him on 23 July by the ruling United Malays National Organisation.Kamarudin, who edits the independent website Malaysia Today, posted an article on 11 July that is deemed to be an insult to the king and incitement to racial hatred. He claims to be read by more than 300,000 people a day and is known for criticising Prime Minister Badawi and other politicians. He faces a possible three-year prison sentence.Blogger Nathaniel Tan, a member of the opposition Justice Party (PKR), was released on 17 July after being held for four days. Local sources said he was detained because his blog contained a link to a website with information about a corruption case involving internal security minister Johari Bharum. The information was deemed to be a violation of the Official Secrets Act.Last January, the management and former editors of the New Straits Times daily sued two outspoken bloggers, Jeff Ooi and Ahiruddin Attan, over articles they had posted which argued, with the help of detailed examples, that some of its reports and editorials lacked objectivity. February 22, 2021 Find out more Organisation —————————————————— RSF_en MalaysiaAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information News New Malaysian ordinance threatens very concept of truth News Follow the news on Malaysia Receive email alerts March 17, 2021 Find out more MalaysiaAsia – Pacific Record fine for Malaysian news site over readers’ comments January 29, 2021 Find out more News Malaysian cartoonist Zunar facing possible sedition charge again August 9, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government continues to harass bloggerslast_img read more

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare IS IT TRUE that Mole #4 tells the City-County Observer that newly installed leader of the Vanderburgh County Democrat Party Scott Danks is starting his new job off with a decisive move?… Danks formed a posse and taken all of the things owned by the Democrats out of the Kunzel Building commando style on a Sunday afternoon?…the fact remains that the Vanderburgh County Democrats are leaving while owing roughly three years of rent for space? …It’s obvious that Mr. Danks realized why use something you can’t afford or don’t need? …we would like to congratulate Chairmen Danks for doing what others only talked about?IS IT TRUE many CCO readers feel that the EVSC recent golf course purchase is the ultimate slap in the face to taxpayers? …we wonder where was the public discussion on this initiative? … it’s been alleged that the property in question change ownership immediately prior to the EVSC purchase? … we wonder why are the people of this community are so willing to roll over for this kind of highly questionable backroom deals without challenging them publicly?  …we predict that this golf course shall soon be used as a facility for area high school golf practices and tournaments?IS IT TRUE the Evansville Sports Corporation proudly announce a while back that they had attracted the Great Lakes Valley Conference Basketball Tournament to the Ford Center for 2017?…the tournament was played last week and to the surprise of no one who understands human nature, the attendance was not up to snuff? …one semifinal session with USI playing drew 929 attendees while the other only drew 401?…USI typically draws a larger crowd than that at the on-campus gymnasium?…it seems as though USI fans like the PAC Center better than the beautiful downtown $127 Million Ford Center?IS IT TRUE that the championship games of the GLVC tournaments drew a whopping total of 809 people to the Ford Center on Sunday?…there were two championship games, one for men and one for women and only 7% of the seats in Ford Center were occupied?…the tickets when bought in the overall ticket package were less than $2 per game and still the crowd was paltry?…given the declarations of last month about how the UE Lady Aces drawing 500 fans is not sufficient for Ford Center to break even, we assume that the GLVC tournaments didn’t generate a profit for the Ford Center?IS IT TRUE we wonder if the new downtown Doubletree Hotel draws a quorum of basketball fans to downtown Evansville for the GLVCC Tournament as predicted by the Evansville Sports Corporation?IS IT TRUE that the Evansville Thunderbolts lost for the second night in a row to Pensacola Florida 4 to 0?  …Pensacola outshot Evansville 47-25 in handing the Thunderbolts their seventh consecutive loss overall? …their season record is now 11-29-5 which puts them solidly in 10th place out of 10 teams? FOOTNOTE: Todays ‘Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that members of the Evansville Sports Corporation should have a long discussion before they decide to bring back the Great Lakes Valley Conference Basketball Tournament to the Ford Center?last_img read more

first_img“We are delighted that our newly commissioned 36-metre SATV is now servicing Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy in Taiwan,” said Peter Chew, Managing Director of PSA Marine. The joint venture of PSA Marine and its Taiwanese partner Ta Tong Marine Group took delivery of the 36-meter purpose-built SATV earlier this year. Ventus Marine’s service accommodation transfer vessel (SATV) Ventus Formosa has begun its charter on the Formosa 1 offshore wind project in Taiwan. The wind farm comprises two Siemens Gamesa 4 MW turbines and 20 Siemens Gamesa 6MW turbines. The vessel was built by the Penguin Shipyard in Singapore and designed by the UK BMT. It offers 12 single cabins and is said to be capable of staying offshore for at least seven days. Formosa 1 comprises the 8 MW Formosa 1 Phase 1, inaugurated in May 2017, and the 120 MW Formosa 1 Phase 2 which was officially commissioned at the end of 2019. “It combines both offshore accommodation for technicians, with a fast and efficient vessel that can transfer technicians directly onto an offshore wind turbine without the need for a complicated motion compensated gangway system.” Source: PSA Marine Ventus Formosa is in charge of providing operations and maintenance support for Siemens Gamesa at what is Taiwan’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm.last_img read more

first_img April 30, 2020 French soccer league says Paris Saint-Germain has been awarded title Associated Press center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditPARIS (AP) — French soccer league says Paris Saint-Germain has been awarded title.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img