Malaysian blogger arrested-Index on Censorship

September 26, 2008

Malaysia: another blogger arrested
Index on Censorship: September 18, 2008

Three plain-clothes policemen arrested blogger Syed Azidi Syed Abdul Aziz at his home today under the Sedition Act and confiscated his laptop. Known as Kickdefella, Syed Azidi, 38, has long been an outspoken critic of the government and is one of Malaysia’s most widely-read bloggers. Last month, he began posting entries on his blog ( containing blistering criticism of the country’s political and economic situation, and launched a campaign for fellow bloggers to display the Malaysian flag upside down. Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

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