New Straits Times sues bloggers

New Straits Times sues bloggers - South China Morning Post, January 19, 2007
The pro-government New Straits Times filed defamation suits against "Screenshots" blogger Jeff Ooi and "Rocky's Bru" blogger Ahiruddin Attan for undisclosed comments about the English-language newspaper. The Southeast Asia Press Alliance, Reporters Without Borders and bloggers have shown support for Ooi and Ahirudin and urged the newspaper to drop its suits. Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said, however, that bloggers cannot dodge the law. The cases filed against Ooi and Ahirudin mark the first time bloggers have been taken to court for comments on the Internet in the country...
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