Updated: 31/10/2013 - In Britain, the (alleged) end of 300 years of Press Freedom as the Queen gives go-ahead to Press regulations royal charter.
Read it all h e r e.
Let them print (and be damned!). Pro-government blogger Bujai, a veteran journalist himself, is loudly and openly opposed to independent pro-Opposition news portal Malaysiakini getting a printing licence. "We don't need such a newspaper in circulation as it spews more lies than truth," he asserts in his latest posting, NO to Mkini printing permit! He has asked Home Minister Zahid Hamidi to "find a legal way to reverse the court's decision".
Well, I'm afraid there's very little that the government can do except appeal the decision.
Because - and we are witnesWhat we are witnessing is how fiercely independent our judiciary is. If the judiciary was in the pockets of politicians (as pro-Opposition portals often allege), the Court of Appeal would not have, unanimously, upheld the High Court ruling against the Government.
I rest my case.
p.s. In any case, a printing license is not a license to kill. Governments will - and must - continue to try and regulate the media, print or online, because, well, even watchdogs need to be watched. Publishers aren't angels, y'know. Read British newspapers vs tough new watchdog.