what is acceptable to post in forum/blog?
the charging of 3 bloggers under the sedition acts and the intent by the govt to amend the laws on blogging both spelt bad news for blogging and internet forums. many are questioning what is acceptable and what is not. where are the ob markers? are there any guidelines other than the provisions of the sedition acts or good commonsense and respect for others? or shall forumers and bloggers take the cue from the official media? or shall they rely on the standards set in govt or govt related forums as to what is tolerable by the authorities? can forumers rely on the ypap forum and say what is acceptable there must be acceptable elsewhere? the ypap forum may not be an official govt organ. but it is sponsored and operated by the ruling party, which is also the govt. can one then conclude that it is sanctioned by the govt and thus it sets the standard for all internet forum and blogging? afterall senior members of the ruling party must have visited and read the postings in the ypap forum. and if they have condoned them would it be double standard to say other forums or bloggers are not allowed? what happens if an accused blogger quote postings from the ypap forum as a defence if such postings are more vile and vicious than what they have posted?