Today in class we learned more about media and freedom versus control. In my humble opinion, I truly believe that even if you restrict or filter media in the slightest, it is not called freedom of speech, rather control of speech. To me, the slight impose of any censorship of any form on published work or spoken word, cannot be called media already. My lecturer said that in our country, our media allows freedom of speech but there is a limitation to it. Perhaps in the following weeks I will agree.
But to me, the banning of anything is too restrictive; even though it is in the Federal Constitution that it is to maintain the peace of the country, it is better to be in a liberal country where you are allowed to speak your mind rather than to be in such a conservative country where issues regarding race, rights of the Malay race, and religion are not allowed to be spoken. But then I think again; if we were too liberal, the country might be in chaos - the hak keistimewaan might be questioned and there might be disagreement, causing riots.
We will see how my opinions change as the weeks go on. Yay for education.