Access to sites slashed in clearout on Internet scams in Malaysia

Malaysian government authorities have recently embarked on a series of crackdowns on cyber scams, blocking access to six illegal investment websites and raiding the offices of an Internet firm in Kuala Lumpur, the nation’s capital. The local daily STAR recently reported that the Securities Commission (SC) had identified six websites under close scrutiny: or […]

A brief update on compulsory licensing and infectious diseases in ASEAN

Compulsory licensing has been a point of great dispute, with opinions torn between the rights of patent owners and accessibility to lifesaving, affordable drugs to the general public. The high cost of patent-protected pharmaceuticals and the inherent prevalence of infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria and avian influenza are fueling demand for generic drugs and […]