Yesterday, 7 August, 2009, 6:12:56 PM
By Adib Zalkapli
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 7 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak has firmly denied a plan to police the Internet citing technical obstacles and strong public displeasure over it, just hours after Datuk Seri Rais Yatim confirmed a possible “green dam”.
“The government has no desire to implement Internet filtering,” the prime minister said when commenting on Rais’ remarks that the government wants to shut out smut.
“This matter will be decided by the Cabinet but all this while we have never intended to filter the internet,” Najib added despite the information, communication and culture ministry’s tender exercise to evaluate such a feasibility.