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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

《新年快乐》


Happy New Year!

All the best on life's endeavours, and I hope that 2015 will bring more joy to your already joyous lives!


Thank you to all those who reads this blog, and even to those who just drop by to have a look.

I will be back with more to write on. Things keep getting in the way, positive things are.

No Doubt, I will Not Stop Blogging!

           Till We Meet Again in 2015! 




Sunday, December 7, 2014

Internet Freedom

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Hello,

I would like to bring about a short message today 



Something that has been lingering in my mind for awhile, but has never been truly clarified until today. 


Although we use the INTERNET all the time, one does tend to forget the restrictions it has. The ones placed by your very own country. 


In fact, you wouldn't realise that these restrictions were there at all. Until you actually use the Internet in another country, particularly those coloured in Green.


Now that I am studying overseas I have so much Internet freedom (probably from here, you can guess which country I'm studying in since there aren't that many coloured green on the map), I can search anything I want and view an array of topics. Yes, even controversial ones.



I find such a hassle when I go back to Malaysia and realise sites/ links that worked no longer do,

.......  & not forgetting the tremendously slow internet speed in KK ! 


Malaysia doesn't block so much of Internet but there are countries like China that do.

After reading an article in The New Yorker, my mind is now so much clearer about the Internet and the reasons for restrictions.

In the past, tyrannical authorities always have use information and education to suppress their people, which were in the form of books, paper and other tangible sorts.

Keeping them unaware of real facts and brain washing them as a result.

As huge populous countries go online ever more, their governments keep an ever more closely watch over their people. Preventing facts, forums and People from organising rallies or organisations that could over turn their reign. 

The Internet is a powerful tool, (little did the people who invented Arpanet knew at the time) governments of various countries are just beginning to see the potential treats. However, you knew that already.

Lets not repeat history again, so much information and long years of effort placed in to works were gone during tyrannical suppressions. The burning of books were never a great sight. So if history has taught us anything, lets work our efforts in gaining Internet Freedom for all!


It might sound unachievable at this point, since other countries are taking China as their role model. 

However, don't forget that there was once a time where the British ruled over Malay and the chances for independence seemed bleak. 

A time where blacks weren't treated equally but now despite their colour, live like any other human being on the face of this planet.

All because of what? 

Great determined individuals, that never backed down on what they believed in. 


You, could be one of them.


Never doubt, because whatever that hasn't been achieved yet doesn't mean it can't be. 



Ending with a quote from Nelson Mandela, the legendary man who never gave up fighting for a cause.

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.



Do leave a message in the comment section if you have other views on this ! I am open for discussion. 


Did you know that the internet is becoming more and more surveillance over the past decade?

Countries are becoming more strict on their citizen's Internet usage, especially in China. 

READ MORE HERE --->

Source : The New Yorker