When is it?
14th August 2012.
What the hell is it about?
Creating awareness of Section 114A.
Section 114A, otherwise known as Evidence (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 2012, was passed by Dewan Rakyat and Dewan Negara in April this year and was gazetted on 31st July by de facto law Minister Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz.
The amendment has raised concerns from many parties such as lawyers, activists and Internet-based businesses.
Under Section 114A, an Internet user is deemed the publisher of any online content unless proven otherwise.
It also makes individuals and those who administer, operate or provide spaces for online community forums, blogging and hosting services, liable for content published through its services.
This presumption of guilt goes against a fundamental principle of justice – innocent until proven guilty -- and disproportionately burdens the average person who may not have the resources to defend himself in court.
For more information about the Internet Blackout Day and to take part in the campaign, please visit:
1. The official blog at stop114a.wordpress.com
2. The Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/evidenceamendmentact.
3. Stop 114A's Twibbon page for Twitter: http://twibbon.com/join/Stop-114A
4. Stop 114A's Twibbon page for Facebook: http://twibbon.com/cause/Stop-114A/facebook