BLOGGERS from different parts of the world have rallied behind two Malaysian bloggers facing defamation suits.
Jeff Ooi and Ahirudin Attan were sued separately on January 4, 2007 by the New Straits Times Press (NTSP) and its top executives, Deputy Chairperson Kalimullah Hassan, Group Editor-in-Chief Hishamuddin Aun and former group editor Brenden Pereira.
A blog, dubbed Walk With Us, was set up recently to support freedom of expression in Malaysia and elsewhere.
Malaysian bloggers Jeff Ooi and Ahirudin bin Attan are facing defamation suits, a landmark case in Malaysia. They’re being sued by a newspaper group and several individuals for allegedly writing malicious and false stories about them.
Many groups and fellow bloggers have shown their support here, here, here, here, and here. This is an interesting development that we should follow. This might decide the fate of Malaysian bloggers who had been the last bastion of freedom of expression.