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World 30 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

Webmaster gets suspended sentence in Thai royal insult case

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai court handed an eight-month suspended sentence on Wednesday to a website editor for failing to quickly remove posts deemed offensive to the monarchy in a case that adds to growing debate over Thailand's draconian royal censorship laws.

World 30 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

Webmaster gets suspended sentence in Thai royal insult case

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai court handed an eight-month suspended sentence on Wednesday to a website editor for failing to quickly remove posts deemed offensive to the monarchy in a case that adds to growing debate over Thailand's draconian royal censorship laws.

World 06 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

Facebook, Google remove content after court warning

INTERNET giants Google Inc and Facebook removed content from some Indian domain websites on Monday following a Delhi court directive warning them of a crackdown "like China" if they did not take steps to protect religious sensibilities.

World 07 Dec 2011 | 12:00 AM

Thais test taboos as war on royal slurs heats up

BANGKOK (Reuters) - From a windowless room in a Bangkok suburb, computer technicians scour thousands of websites, Facebook pages and tweets night and day. Their mission: to suppress what is regarded as one of Thailand's most heinous crimes -- insulting the monarchy.

World 06 Dec 2011 | 12:00 AM

Online uproar as India seeks social media screening

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has urged social network companies including Facebook, Twitter and Google to remove offensive material, unleashing a storm of criticism from Internet users in the world's largest democracy complaining of censorship.

Community 03 Aug 2011 | 12:00 AM

Muted Ghost Fest celebration

SOME 150 associations and temples that offer Chinese opera, puppet shows and kotai (singing performances) during the Hungry Ghost month will lower the volume of such performances during the evening prayer times for Muslims and to avoid having performers clad in sexy outfits.

Nation 01 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

MCMC: We will shut down websites if necessary

KUCHING: Websites with offensive content and deemed a threat to national security, including those that promote or help in organising the July 9 rally, risked being shut down by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

Nation 24 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM

Lady Gaga criticises Malaysian radios' censorship of her lyrics

KUALA LUMPUR: Lady Gaga has urged young Malaysians to protest the censorship of lyrics in her hit song that encourage acceptance of gays.

Nation 18 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM

No radio ga-ga for ‘Born This Way’

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian radio stations have imposed self-censorship on lyrics in Lady Gaga's gay anthem i>Born This Way, /i>fearing the songi/i>is on the wrong track.

Nation 10 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM

MP steps in to resolve novel issue at school

KUALA LUMPUR: Hulu Selangor MP P. Kamalanathan will be meeting parents and the management of SMK Kuala Kubu Baru on Friday over a controversy that broke out at the school in connection with the i>Interlok/iissue.