The politics of delay around the repeal of Malaysia's Fake News Bill offers an opportunity to manage racial disinformation that can lead to social tensions. This is important as post-elections posturing in the country has brought ethnic politicking to the fore. While it has been argued that the promotion of falsehoods and hatred between communities can be dealt through existing laws such as MCMC Act 1998 - where publishers are mostly held accountable - content created and disseminated by individual producers over social media and extra-territorially beg consideration in any legal or other type of intervention. According to We Are…
Are Southeast Asia’s national human rights institutions protecting anyone? A new report by Dr. James Gomez and Dr. Robin Ramcharan gives a bleak assessment (15 February 2016, New Mandala)
The ASEAN way affects the protection aspect of human rights in Southeast Asia, Dr James Gomez and Dr Robin Ramcharan, explain how. (19 February 2015, New Mandala)
Written by Dr James Gomez and Dr Robin Ramcharan, this article first appeared on 9 February 2015 in the Asian Sentinel.
Written by Dr. James Gomez and Dr. Robin Ramcharan, this article first appeared on 19 November 2012 in The Malaysian Insider.