Daniel Chandranayagam

Daniel Chandranayagam is the editor-in-chief of the CSR Digest (http://csrdigest.com/). With a background in writing and researching, Daniel read for his law degree in the UK. He is especially interested in what businesses can do to curb corruption, bribery and to promote a better life for the communities in which they are based. His blog is at http://pottedplot.com/.

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Latest posts by Daniel Chandranayagam

24 September 2008

Malaysia: Blogger's habeas corpus bid thwarted

Just on the day of blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin’s habeas corpus, a detention order was issued for him to be held under s. 8(1) of the Internal Security Act (ISA). Malaysia’s Minister of Home Affairs, Syed Hamid Albar, was reported to have admitted to signing the detention order the night before the habeas corpus hearing.

23 September 2008

Malaysia: YouTube rapper under investigation

Wee Meng Chee, aka Namewee, was quizzed by the police on the matter of his rap song, which featured the Malaysian national anthem “Negaraku”, in the chorus. The song, entitled 'Negarakuku',...

19 September 2008

Singapore: Blogger jailed for insulting judge

Former Singaporean citizen and naturalized American, Gopalan Nair, has been sentenced to three months imprisonment for insulting a high court judge on his blog. Newspaper reports that the court, in handing out the sentence, had stated that Gopalan had “scandalised…the judiciary and the administration of justice in Singapore” [...]

17 September 2008

Malaysia: Yet another blogger apprehended

Malaysian blogger Syed Azidi Syed Aziz, or kickdefella, was arrested today. From initial reports, it is not clear if he was arrested for inciting the public to fly the national flag...

12 September 2008

Malaysia: Detention without trial for blogger RPK

Just as the MCMC unblocks “Malaysia Today”, Raja Petra Kamaruddin's controversial news portal, Malaysiakini reports that Raja Petra (or RPK) (pic below) has been arrested under the Internal Security Act 1960...

Malaysia: Good news, garnished with salt

In light of the its aim to encourage the people to use the internet as a means of disseminating information, the Malaysian government has restored access to the Malaysia Today...

6 September 2008

More storms a-brewing for RPK

A new legal wrangle might join the criminal defamation charges and defamation law suits sitting on the doorstep of Raja Petra Kamarudin (RPK). Newspapers reported recently that the Department of Islamic Development...

3 September 2008

Defamation & the Malaysian Blogger

Local newspapers report a little bump in Muhammad Shafee Abdullah's defamation proceedings against Raja Petra Kamaruddin (RPK), when the High Court today ordered Shafee to appoint a lawyer. RPK's lawyer,...

30 August 2008

Whose Decision To Block Malaysia Today?

Amidst uproar from Malaysian netizens, today's announcement by the Energy, Water & Communications Minister, Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansur, has put a new kink in the plot. Datuk Shaziman was reported...

27 August 2008

Plans for action against Malaysian bloggers

Despite jubilation over the Opposition’s win in the 26th August by-elections, political bloggers in Malaysia face the sobering prospect of the government taking tougher action against blog and website owners.