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Malaysian activist Adam Adli sentenced to 1 year in jail for sedition

By Fri, Sep 19, 2014 2:40PM UTC Activist Adam Adli, left, smiles before being released on bail at a court house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, last year. Pic: AP.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court has sentenced an activist to a year in jail for remarks made at a forum last year that the court said could have incited the public to overthrow the government through street protests.

Thailand’s junta extends censorship with mass online surveillance

By Thu, Sep 18, 2014 8:12AM UTC Pic: AP.

Thailand’s ruling military junta is further tightening its grip on the public discourse by heightening its censorship measures, going as far as reportedly implementing widespread surveillance of Thai Internet users. The new measure seeks to crush criticism at the military government and  to crack down on anything that is deemed insulting to the royal institution –

Thai media’s early naming of Koh Tao murder victims a serious breach of ethics

By Mon, Sep 15, 2014 10:15PM UTC Thai officers walk near the bodies of two British tourists Monday after they were found on a beach in Koh Tao. Pic: AP.

Two British tourists were found dead on the southern Thai island of Koh Tao on Monday morning. Local police say that their bodies were naked, with severe wounds to their heads and a blood-stained hoe was found next to them on a rocky beach. The victims are believed to be a 24-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman. The UK Foreign Service is “urgently” investigating and there were unconfirmed reports that the island was temporarily put on a ‘lockdown’.

‘To Singapore, With Love’ documentary screenings banned by MDA

By Wed, Sep 10, 2014 7:33PM UTC Image from the 'To Singapore, With Love' Facebook page.

Singapore’s Media Development Authority (MDA) has outlawed screenings of ‘To Singapore, With Love’, a documentary by local filmmaker Tan Pin Pin, over security concerns.

Mongolian blogger accused of defaming minister on Twitter freed on appeal

By Tue, Sep 09, 2014 11:42AM UTC A group of supporters gathered in Mongolia's capital after Ts. Bat's conviction on defamation charges last month. Image via @ideruugan on Twitter.

Ts. Bat (@batengineer) an engineer and blogger, was found guilty of defaming the Minister for Roads and Transport A. Gansukh via a series of tweets posted last October in relation to the aviation sector.

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