Malaysia Today blocked!

The most popular political portal Malaysia was blocked from any access within Malaysia this afternoon. The portal, famed for the “No holds barred” tagline, carried political and alternative news, made headline sensation since Monday, 23 July 2007 when UMNO Information Chief Tan Sri Muhammad Muhammad Taib made a police report about comments made to an article published on 8 July 2007 deemed derogatory and demean HM Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong and Islam.

On Tuesday, 24 July Malaysia Today’s editor, Raja Petra Kamarudin was called to the Dang Wangi Police HQ and his statements were recorded. He was also interviewed.

Since this afternoon, access to the site has been blocked. Why and who is doing the blocking is not sure at this point of time. According to sources, the DOS attack was staged from a TM net registered IP address. However, if the block was made by any of the Government’s machineries, it is contravening the Mutimedia Bill of Guarantee when then the Prime Minister, Dato’ Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad announced the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) back on 1 August 1996. Dr. Mahathir also repeated the Malaysia Government’s commitment for its International Bill of Guarantee on the MSC in New York, 25 August 1996.

It is grossly shameful, especially for the internet cyberworld if the Government blocked or allowed internet to be blocked and contradict their own guarantee.

Published in: on July 27, 2007 at 19:18  Comments (13)  

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  1. Bro,

    Dari Singapore pun tak boleh access. The only page yang keluar adalah…

    “Great Success !
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  2. Damn!!! Please somebody do something.. It’s our only hope of the real story..

  3. Some body out there pls. help and do something.

  4. Right now MT is back on business as usual.Thank You .

  5. Looks like it’s back online. Accessed it with no problems 2 minutes ago…

  6. yes, it’s already accessible…

  7. I thought it was due to many hits that cause it to be in accesible. It must be the cyber warriors at work. If they really block it, its really a despicable act. All the more reason we should kick this government out.

    This morning Gani Patail announced that there is no case against Musa Hassan’s complicity with the underworld. The former ACA Director Zulkifli is also is a no case inspite of the explicit exposures. It is so easy to protect the wrong doers by saying that ACA has investigated and no case is found.

    Meanwhile anybody heard any statement from the conference of rulers that they rejected Musa Hassan’s extention as announced by the sleepy PM?

    ACA, like many other authorities, investigate only on report made and/or evidence presented. If there is inadequate report and evidence, they would probably look into the obvious like suspect’s personal account. This is what most probably happened to Tan Sri Musa Hassan. What transpired in media, including bloggosphere usually is not investigated unless the material is used in an official report.

    If kickbacks and pay offs are made in third party account, what can the authorities do? They need to prove the pay offs or kickbacks are made for certain individual, before the individual can be charged. That is very difficult.

    They need to get their ass covered also. If they start to pry and thread into areas where there are no report made against anyone, then they will be opened for private suit, especially harassment. So the best way, “we will look into if only there is any report”.

  8. Bukan DOS attack la brother… DOS = Denial of Service = sending mainly internet worm to deny access (thoroughly) for all. While blocking is only to certain parts.

  9. […] The most popular political portal Malaysia was blocked from any access within Malaysia this afternoon. The portal, famed for the “No holds barred” tagline, carried political and alternative news, made headline sensation since … …more […]

  10. WOW! nice info…will visit this blog again.

  11. I still can’t access the website… what is our crappy government doing? sore losers. pleh 😛

  12. oh now i see, exactly a year later… and it’s blocked on the very same date! hmmm.. i thought the other comments had their dates wrong. hidup DSAI!


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