Month: March 2015

  • Bread & Kaya: Malaysian cyberlaw cases in 2014

    2014 was another interesting year in cyberspace for Malaysia’s legal fraternity. Numerous sedition investigations and charges were made against statements made online and offline. Notably, Twitter user @wonghoicheng was charged under Section 504 of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 for “deliberately humiliating and provoking” Inspector-General of Police […]

  • Report on RWY Sports Law Conference 2014

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  • Exploring the Digital Landscape in Malaysia

    I’ve been provided with a report by UNICEF Malaysia entitled “Exploring the Digital Landscape in Malaysia”. It has quiet a bit of interesting facts and figures. Some of them are:- 1. One study based on data collected in 2010 and entitled Young people and New Media—Social uses, Social shapings and Social consequences, 50.5 per cent […]

  • BFM Podcast: Sedition, Porn and Torrents

    I was interviewed by BFM Radio to talk about the regulation of social media space in Malaysia on 17 February 2015. The Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar recently cautioned Malaysians to be mindful of what they post on social media platforms like twitter in order not to get on the wrong […]

  • Invitation to serve KLBC Information Technology Committee for term 2015/16

    Dear Members of KL Bar and Pupils-In-Chambers, The KLBC Information Technology Committee (“KLBC ITC”) for the term 2015/16 is calling for volunteers to serve on the committee which is established for: • Promoting the use of IT by lawyers; • Exploring new ways in which IT can improve members’ professional practice; • Responsible for improving […]

  • Proposed Trade Marks And Patents (Including Utility Innovations) Fees Revision

    The Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) is proposing to increase the filing fees of numerous applications in respect of trade mark and patents (including utility innovations) applications. The reason for the increase is due to “The escalating costs of upgrading the ICT system“. The revision introduces the waiver of certain patents searching fees (online) […]