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26-02-2006, 10:35 AM
Police to probe blogger Jeff Ooi

Jeff Ooi, owner of Internet blog Screenshots, has come under police scrutiny for allegedly inciting racial disharmony over a cartoon strip published in the New Straits Times.

This follows a report lodged at Brickfields police station on Tuesday. It is the second investigation on Ooi since his blog came online.

In October 2004, a Net surfer "Anwar" posted a message on Screenshots, which contained profanities.

Ooi removed the post and blocked the anonymous "Anwar" from the site, but it was too late as many angry readers had already read the post.

Energy, Water and Communications Minister Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik then directed an official investigation.

The matter was later forwarded to the deputy public prosecutor.
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26-02-2006, 11:11 AM
Ooi removed the post and blocked the anonymous "Anwar" from the site, but it was too late as many angry readers had already read the post.

There have been instances in the USA Supreme Court where it was held that the law courts must recognised the realities of cyber technologies, and one of the ways courts can appreciate that is to understand the limitations that present itself to net administrators, including ISPs. Millions of data traffic travel along the network and so are postings. And the US Supreme Court even ruled that US Telecoms may also be guilty of providing telephone lines because there is a potential that kids may indulge in phone sex! So the Court had [in sum] ruled that it appreciated the ridiculous burden of people in Jeff's shoes!!

Internet law is technology law and therefore cuts across any boundary or judicial system. But hey, like US, we are in the same common law system!

That's a sign.

26-02-2006, 11:47 AM
Are we becoming China where different version of Google is implemented? I tot the govt. were not going to cencor the Internet?

I feel that this is just some individual trying to get some spotlight for himself. :(

26-02-2006, 11:54 AM
I'm stopping my purchase of NST. :( They screwed up and are finding a scapegoat in Jeff and wasting police time. Teach them a lesson, just stop buying NST.

26-02-2006, 11:57 AM
Err yes...hit them where it hurts most...boycott NST...

26-02-2006, 03:14 PM
I have not read the NST for almost 10 years now. They give the NST on MAS flights but I only accept the The Sun. ;)

26-02-2006, 03:35 PM
May not have NST today, their plant at Bukit Jelutong was flooded today. :D

26-02-2006, 06:20 PM
of course, bearing in mind Jeff Ooi was one of the most vocal in expressing his view/objection on recent 'Muslim' cartoon published in NST ............ those guys in NST are probably just waiting for any chances to 'kena' him back
I do support boycotting NST .... very bias views on a lot of issues :mad:

26-02-2006, 07:00 PM
of course, bearing in mind Jeff Ooi was one of the most vocal in expressing his view/objection on recent 'Muslim' cartoon published in NST ............ those guys in NST are probably just waiting for any chances to 'kena' him back
I do support boycotting NST .... very bias views on a lot of issues :mad:

i think i hv to quote this again : god wants me (NST) to stay and i stay... (previously quoted by Rfdh)

check this out:-


Cartoon tiff: Malaysians not monkeys
Umran Kadir
Feb 24, 06 3:37pm

To begin with, Malaysians should recognise and question recent displays of double standards in silencing the press. The front-page of the Nov 25, 2005 issue of the New Straits Times describes the woman at the centre of the Squatgate controversy as a woman from China , yet NST did not receive any show-cause letter, while China Press received two.

In a miserable display of irony, The Sarawak Tribune found that there was indeed a significant impact to accompanying one of the infamous Mohammad caricatures with an article whose title was clearly designed to calm tempers: ‘Cartoon not much impact here’.

Some commentators have suggested that TV2 broadcasted images which showed the offending caricatures carried in the Tribune. While TV2 was left untouched, Guangming Daily, which carried a picture within a picture of the offending material, has been suspended for two weeks. Fortunately, Google has not capitulated, although they have begun censoring other unrelated material to placate the Chinese government.

It is difficult to deny that Jyllands-Posten intended to offend but in light of the harsh reaction towards Malaysian media organisations that reprinted the caricatures, there seems to be a genuine failure to appreciate the objective of Malaysian editors and producers. In reproducing the caricatures, were The Sarawak Tribune, Guangming Daily or TV2 attempting to offend? Or were they attempts to report news of genuine interest and concern to the Malaysian public?

In what its editors clearly thought was a clever attempt at wit, the New Straits Times recently published a caricature of the caricaturists. As a result of this, there are now Malaysian groups bizarrely calling for the ISA detention of NST editors but the prime minister has said that no action will be taken against the paper or its editors.

I am thoroughly mystified by this latest farce.

Have these same groups held demonstrations over the senseless killings in Iraq today where Muslims are murdering other Muslims whose only crime may be to be practicing a different form of Islam or to be working as policemen in order to feed their families? As much as they may protest over the way Muslims and Islam are being depicted, what are these protestors doing to correct situations that serve to enforce entrenched stereotypes?

As the caricatures continue to polarise opinions and Malaysians debate the efficacy of freedom of expression, let it not be forgotten that freedom of expression is the oxygen for all other freedoms. As the late American judge Harold R Medina once said: ‘If you don't have this freedom of the press, then all these little fellows are weaseling around and doing their monkey business and they never get caught’.

For its part, the Malaysian leadership should realise that Malaysians are not monkeys who can be commanded to see no evil, hear no evil and, in this case, report no evil. Ignorance is no panacea. To the contrary, ignorance is a perilous state of being that must be countered with reliable information presented in a manner that will provoke not violence but thought.

26-02-2006, 07:43 PM
Helloooo guys...you all seem to forget that NST is an organ of NEP...special rights, protection, cronies etc. etc. :p
Read somewhere that NST=No Such Thing.....I have already considered them like that long time ago....when Star was banned. :)

26-02-2006, 08:08 PM
Pinging www.jeffooi.com [] with 32 bytes of data:

Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.

Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss)

Err...just checked...Jeff's website is down... :(

26-02-2006, 10:15 PM
I oso tried to access the page but only get this message: "The page cannot be displayed"

26-02-2006, 11:36 PM
Sorry Jeff.....the showdown didn't favour you. Seems you have to wait for another opportunity to catch the NST off guard. In the meantime, be prepared for eventualities! It is not always easy to knock out heavy weights.....if not careful, in the process, you might be crushed!

26-02-2006, 11:40 PM
Err...Screenshots is UP...n OK! (http://www.jeffooi.com/)

27-02-2006, 01:04 AM
Apart from Jeff Ooi, another person which was strongly accused by NST as instigator in this case is none other than the former editor-in-chief of NST, Datuk A.Kadir Jasin (famous for his "Other Thot" column in NST years ago). Really, NST has an axe to grind with this guy!
Unfortunately, A.Kadir Jasin has no means of publicly defending himself. He did try to write to NST but NST didn't even bother to print his letter. The best he could do is to write to an online newspaper, agendadaily.com.
Here is the link to his reply/comment: http://www.agendadaily.com/cms/content.jsp?id=com.tms.cms.article.Article_8d2fe27 2-cabec5bb-4f3ba200-661b3eb0
In order for you to follow his thought, please read the article "Tanda tanya di sebalik mohon maaf NST...(24 Februari 2006)" first followed by the article "NST selepas kontroversi kartun dated 27 Feb 2006".
Even though NST is publicly known as UMNO supporter but A.Kadir Jasin, when he was the Editor in Chief, was known to have offended Dr.M with his writing on numerous occassions (especially on the government's shortcomings).

27-02-2006, 01:18 AM
press "freedom".

27-02-2006, 12:06 PM
Oi!!!!! Jeff Ooi (http://www.jeffooi.com) website gone down again ka? :confused:

Mebbe the flooding of the NSTP is the wrath of God on this arrogant piece of xxxx !!! Come to think of it, if the Govt didn't want to punish this fellas, mebbe God did.... :p

27-02-2006, 12:12 PM
Jeff is getting lots of traffic thus site is down? Maybe. Thanks to NST for making Jeff famous again.

27-02-2006, 05:52 PM
Kena DDOS lar.


Screenshots Blog Under Attack

Screenshots, a popular blog by Jeff Ooi, is down due to suspected distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.

According to Ooi, an IT consultant, the first round of attacks took place around 7pm on Sunday.

The network operation centre in Cyberjaya, where the Screenshots server is located, managed to unplug the attack within minutes after it was detected.

He said that Screenshots' voluntary web team eventually was able to restart the blog site around midnight last night.

A (DDoS) attack is one in which a host of compromised computers attack a single target, thereby causing denial of service for users of the targeted system.

The flood of incoming traffic to the target system essentially forces the server to shut down, thereby “denying service” to legitimate users.

Second attack

However, a second round of DDOS attack took place at noon today.

Ooi decided to bring down his blogsite to allow the experts to perform a thorough digital forensic investigation.

"Expect the site to be down for the next 72 hours," Ooi told malaysiakini.

He thanked the readers for their show of support through SMS and email messages and apologised for the inconvenience caused.

Screenshots, which appears in malaysiakini frontpage, has been dubbed as Malaysia's most influential blog.

Last week, a police report was lodged against the blog for "inciting religious hatred".