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Viceice (462967) writes "Hot on the heels of recently passed legislation further restricting Freedom of Assembly, the National Front led Malaysian Government is now working to make the registration of all Tech workers mandatory, making it an offence punishable by a stiff fine and jail for anyone to plan, deploy, service and maintain any computing system without a license.
A leaked draft of the legislation has ignited a backlash among the IT community, which fear the law, when passed, will be devastating to the tech industry in Malaysia." Link to Original Source top
Viceice (462967) writes "Malaysian news portal Malaysiakini reports (warning, paywall) that Hard Drive maker Western Digital is resorting to tactics such as holding passports ransom, non application of work permits and bribing immigration officials to keep their underpaid migrant workforce at its manufacturing facility in Malaysia.
Viceice (462967) writes "SFgate Writes reports, "Boy Scouts in the Los Angeles area will now be able to earn a merit patch for learning about the evils of downloading pirated movies and music. The patch shows a film reel, a music CD and the international copyright symbol, a "C" enclosed in a circle. The movie industry has developed the curriculum.""