A suspect may be detained indefinitely, without being charged or put on trial.
"But officials insist the law is not intended to strangle internet freedom," the article says.
Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak told The Straits Times, "Some people feel that they have crossed the line, in making racist remarks."
Jonathan Kent of the BBC has a slightly different perspective; he says the government appears increasingly concerned about the growing online criticism of its record.
Meanwhile, "Raja Petra Kamarudin, the editor of one of Malaysia's most popular political websites, Malaysia Today, turned himself in to… answer allegations that he had mocked Islam and threatened racial harmony."
"I promise I'm going to give them a hell of a tough time," he said.
The BBC says the government seems keen to send a signal to its online critics that it will only tolerate so much…
And this, remember is "moderate Islam"….