Bloggers urge others to lodge reports

In Malay Mail, dated September 19, 2005:

Bloggers urge others to lodge reports

Bloggers Peter Tan and Ameer Zulkifli have urged other bloggers who have received seditious messages to also come forward and lodge police reports so as to help put a stop to this menace.

On Saturday, Ameer lodged a report at the Brickfields police headquarters here against ‘good man’ who had sent the two bloggers racist messages the past week.

But Tan was told by police that it is not necessary for him to lodge a report and that they would take down a statement from him later on.

Tan, 39, a paraplegic from Penang, said: “We urge other bloggers who have been receiving seditious messages to also promptly report to the police, and we hope that such senseless activity would stop.”

Ameer, 34, a management consultant from Subang Jaya who goes by the nickname Mack, said he will be meeting a police sergeant dealing with cyber crimes, at the Puchong station head- quarters today.

“My blog frequently touches on the issue of social responsibility, and the obligations to the stakeholders which is our readers. Well, the same should rightly apply to website administrators and moderators as well,” said Ameer.

“Towards this, Peter, Jeff Ooi and I are drafting a code of ethics for bloggers and will be approaching other bloggers to accept such a code for the good of all local bloggers.”

‘Good man’ first posted abusive messages containing racial slurs on Tan’s website on Sept 11.

On Sept 16, Ameer received a seditious message from ‘good man’ in a forum column on his website

The online version is here.

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