Malaysian Court Orders Social Activist to Apologize 100 Times on Twitter for Defamation

June 2nd, 2011

Call it Public Shaming in the Stocks 2.0. From TNW:

Social activist Fahmi Fadzil has been ordered by a court in Malaysia to apologize on Twitter 100 times, after claiming in a tweet back in January that one of his friends, who was pregnant, had been poorly treated by her employers at a magazine run by BluInc Media.

The case was settled this week, and it seems he has escaped a heavy fine, but he has agreed to apologize 100 times over three days on Twitter.


H/T Gizmodo