It's great to see Malaysian Blogger Jeff Ooi blogging up a storm, uncowed, after he was taken in for questioning by police on Monday morning local time. For details on what happened see Ethan Zuckerman's post at the Global Voices blog, Curt Hopkins' post at the Committee to Protect Bloggers, and an expression of concern by Reporters Without Borders.
As RWB points out, "The Malaysian authorities have previously acted against online publications." One webmaster and journalist for an edgy online news site went to jail for 2 years in 2001.
Jeff knocked everybody's socks off here at Harvard last December when he spoke at the Internet & Society conference and inspired us all at the Global Voices workshop (see a report about that conference here).
We all hope that if Malaysian authorities know that a lot of people around the world are big Jeff Ooi fans, they'll be less likely to take their attempts at harrassment and intimidation any further.