Some 2000 people gathered at Hong Lim Park in Singapore yesterday in protest against a new regulation that requires certain websites to be licenced.
And young people are speaking out.
Under a new regulation, certain websites must get a licence and pay a S$50,000 bond, which could be forfeited if “prohibited content” that “undermines racial or religious harmony” is published.
A government figure says the regulation won’t include the social media or blogs unless they become news sites.
But some aren’t convinced. Here’s another young Singaporean speaking out:
And speakers at the rally see the new regulation as a threat to their freedom of expression online.
And to think that Malaysia is mulling similar regulations!