Wechat is an app that connects people from around the world with one another.
WeChat has been a hit in the Philippines, China and India, with millions of users in each country.
But some are unhappy with the service, and others see it as an encroachment on the freedom of speech in their countries.
Malaysia and India are the only two countries in the world where wechat users have been jailed for expressing their opinions, or posting content.
We are currently monitoring these cases and making sure that any changes to the legislation and laws of our countries are consistent with international standards and the law of the land.
In India, we believe that the laws of the country should be interpreted as it applies to speech, not as it is interpreted by the courts.
It is incumbent upon the governments of these countries to ensure that laws do not interfere with freedom of expression, including those related to online speech.
We hope that our countrymen will respect our right to freedom of opinion and expression, and that our legal system will treat all citizens equally, regardless of their race, creed, language, gender or sexual orientation.
In the Philippines and China, we have also taken steps to ensure freedom of thought and expression through amendments to the penal code, the anti-terrorism law and the anti-[propaganda] law.
These amendments have allowed the courts to interpret laws in a way that is consistent with our values.
In China, for example, the amendment to the Anti-Corruption Law provides for a higher punishment for anyone who publishes an information about corruption.
We hope the Philippines will be a model for other countries.
We will not tolerate harassment and intimidation of anyone.
We will fight against any attempts to interfere with the free and fair operation of social networks.
We respect our citizens’ rights to freedom to express themselves freely, and to conduct their business freely.
We believe that our citizens should not be subjected to discrimination, harassment and violence.
We believe that free speech is a fundamental right, and we will defend and protect this right, including through legal action, through the courts and through social media companies.
We are also continuing to monitor the situation in Malaysia.
We encourage our Malaysian counterparts to do the same.
In addition, we continue to work with other nations to implement our policies on freedom of religion and freedom of assembly.
In Malaysia, the government of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has already taken measures to ensure the protection of religious freedom, including by requiring the implementation of the constitution and legislation.
This has included a ban on the broadcasting of the Quran, a ban against the broadcasting or use of religious slogans and a ban in schools on the public display of religious symbols.
We urge our Malaysian and other Southeast Asian counterparts to take similar actions in light of these threats.
We want our leaders to respect the freedom to hold and express views that we disagree with, and will continue to fight against anyone who threatens the integrity of our country and our freedoms.
We strongly support the freedom for all Malaysians to express their views, but we also urge all our leaders and all Malays to respect human rights, the dignity of every individual, and the rights of others.