The freelancer allegedly posted a tongue-in-cheek comment on Facebook, but then called Khet Aung “the worst chief minister” in the country.
A senior NLD party member said a majority of parliamentarians liked the protection against online criticism the law provided.
Critics have slammed the Telecommunications Act as a government and military tool used to crush dissent and silence the media.
NLD members in Lewe sued for ‘online defamation’ by administrator who was himself being sued for corruption.
A draft bill to amend the controversial article 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law has been submitted to the Upper House.
In this DVB Debate, our panelists trade views on the merits of the Telecommunication Law’s 66(d) defamation provision, and offer their advice to lawmakers weighing changes to the controversial legislation.