100 “Sorry” Tweets

A politician’s aide in Malaysia has been ordered to apologize, over Twitter, to a corporation he tweeted against.

The aide, Fahmi Fadzil, tweeted against BluInc and their supposed poor treatment of his pregnant friend who works there. Fahmi is also a noted commentator on social issues, and his expose spread before he apologized a few hours after the tweet.

Fahmi agreed to apologize 100 times over three days on the social networking site, where he has more than 4,200 followers.

Over the past year, the Malaysian government has arrested people who made statements on social networking sites that stir tension or insult their royal family. This sets a dangerous precedent for free speech in the muslim country.

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