The Malaysian Judiciary’s website, www.mahkamah.gov.my, was hacked and defaced last night.
Bar Council committee member Edmund Bon labelled the act as “unwarranted” and “unacceptable”, adding that hacking and defacing websites was a criminial offence.
“The comments appear to put undue pressure on the judiciary to decide cases in a certain way and this should not be tolerated in a civil society,” he said.
“The Bar Council is all for allowing discussions and criticisms of court decisions so long as they are done in a civil manner. This threat intends to put pressure on the judiciary and has overstepped the freedom of discussion boundaries.”