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In 2011, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak promised that Malaysia would never censor the internet. Speaking at the first Malaysian -- ASEAN Regional Bloggers Conference, Najib said: "I have no doubts whatsoever that Malaysia has one of the liveliest blogospheres in the world. And definitely one of the freest if not the most freeā€¦ made the promise to the world that Malaysia would never censor the internet. My government is fully committed to that wisdom. We intend to keep his word."


America's got pretty good at using drones to hunt and kill big tangible things, but Hellfire missiles and Reapers aren't all that good at tracking little insects. But that hasn't stopped researchers from using (smaller, less deadly) drones to help fight the spread of infectious disease.


The internet keeps a close eye on what companies like Apple, Samsung and Sony import out of Southeast Asia, since those components hint at products coming down the pipeline. The US Department of Labor keeps a close watch too, but for a very different reason: uncovering "modern-day slavery" by the factories that make electronics.


I'd heard that certain cultures like to furnish their deceased loved ones with paper tokens for the afterlife - think Monopoly money, paper Viagra, that sort of thing. But those iPad-lovers need their tablets for the afterlife too, according to the Malaysian families who have bought up paper iPads in bulk.


Gizmodo's resident dogspert, Jones, will be wearing a black legband today to honour Manny—he's the blond in the raver's jacket, above—who was found dead at his kennel last week. The dog, who had arrived from Northern Ireland with his chum Paddy, both of them a.gift from the Motion Picture Association of America, was one of the newest members of Malaysia's pirate DVD sniffer dog team, had not yet started work, as he had yet to acclimatise to the tropical heat in his new home. Lucky and Flo, the original members of the snooper-doggy-dog team, which rounded up over $6 million-worth of counterfeit DVDs during their tour of duty, had had a US$28,000 bounty on their furry heads, foul play is not thought to be responsible for Manny's demise. Nevertheless, a post-mortem is taking place.


Lucky and Flo, two black Labradors, have been given outstanding service awards for their part in a five-month campaign that has crippled DVD piracy. The two hounds are responsible for the seizure of over $6 million worth of illegal DVDs in Malaysia, as well as the arrest of 26 people, despite the fact that a $28,560 bounty had been put on the dogs' heads.