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Monday, September 01, 2008

ISPs ordered to cut access to Malaysia Today website

PETALING JAYA: All 21 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the country have been ordered by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to block the controversial Malaysia Today website, an industry source revealed.

The notices were sent out on Tuesday in accordance with Section 263 of the Communications and Multimedia Act.

“This means that MCMC is allowed to block any particular website which has committed acts that contravene the local laws of the country, for example, sedition,” the source said.

Meanwhile, Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamaruddin lashed out against the blocking of the online portal, saying it was a breach of the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) charter.

Under the MSC Malaysia 10-Point Bill of Guarantees, it is stated that as part of its commitment to ensuring the success of MSC Status companies, the Government promised to “ensure no Internet censorship”.

“The Government has clearly broken its own promise,” said Raja Petra yesterday. Asked whether he was notified of the reasons of the blocking, he answered no.

“I will turn this into a big issue, no doubt. When it is known that the Government has violated the charter, MSC will die. I will personally see to it,” he said.

TMnet, the country's biggest ISP, Maxis and Time refused to comment.

However, at 11.30pm, a check by The Star found that Malaysia Today has launched a mirror site which can be easily accessed.

(source: the star)


Don’t you think it is weird when you can’t do anything to him but playing games here and there? Why don’t sue him or jail him instead of playing game like this? Or you just can’t do it?

If they keep doing this and point at his article as sedition but yet he is smiling proudly and continue writing, what do you think citizens will think? If what he says is not true, why don’t a proper action taken on him? You want citizen to believe you instead of him? I doubt.


  1. adlie6:25 PM

    hehehe..... ppl start to feel bored to current gomen now..i support him.... go Raja Petra Kamaruddin!!! ....

  2. adlie - that is a quick reply :) just posted few minutes ago.

    yes, i support him too since i am not so stupid to believe what is right and what is wrong :)

  3. adlie6:59 PM

    always...on my YM .... never off.... but bz always...

  4. adlie - on ym? aik... offline mode eh?

  5. faisal what do you think???

    i think...they....hohoh..better not to say lah...later kene saman pulak...

    ps : mereka semakin wired and they wired with their way...

  6. hello faisal first i would like to say happy independence day to your Beloved Malaysia
    i am now to celebrate my first year anniversary here in the blogosphere
    and in got something for you in my blog
    thanks for being a part of my blog my friend i treasured every comments and moments you spent there
    thank you again have a great day

  7. I vote for RPK!

    Long live RPK!

    *I reserved my comment for the time being*

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  9. hehe.. no comments bout this!! afraid action will be taken against me too..

    I vote for TSS!
    Long live TSS

    p/s: sori bro.. aku delete comment aku kt atas tu sbb ada kelucahan melampau..x sesuai dlm bulan pose!!

  10. that day, a tot came to me... rpk should start a blog under blogspot... then if the ISP block blogspot... the entire blogsphere will be pissed! hahaha....

  11. Anonymous2:01 PM

    No comment on post...just dropping by to wish you Selamat Berpuasa and God bless you and your family in this Ramadhan month!...Wah! Becoming politikus sudah kah?

  12. they can block the local ISP but not the ones routing from outside Malaysia. on the same day (just lil later), the site has been rerouted: you know the new website to view Malaysia Today? if not, let me know, i'll give you the URL.

  13. Hmmm.... I dunno who I support! Hehehe

    Btw, got another vid assignment up. :P Come check it out ya? Look see what I was up to time I masih kanak-kanak. Hehehe

  14. Yumi – I think it is unfair to do such thing to him. If he really against the law, then they should sue him.

    Don’t worry Yumi. If all bloggers unite, nothing they could do. The blogger’s power! :)

    Bluedreamer27 – Thanks for the wish Blue. Oh time flies so fast and it’s your blog anniversary! I will take a look at your blog now :)

    Thanks for being a good friend to me too. Blog’s power! It helps me making more friends each day :)

    Zara – Hehe that was the short one I’ve ever seen from you! Vote RPK eh? Yeah!!!

    Kamal – There is nothing to be afraid of. If we do nothing against the law (or do you mean the typical sedition accusation?) why we should be afraid? Don’t worry bro :)

    Zewt – It doesn’t work that way dear. Did you see what happen to Tun Mahathir? Blogspot simply banned him :) They didn’t need to ban the IP but the blog itself.

    Suituapui – Thanks pal. Nah, I’m not really into politic but if it’s related to blog… it really pisses me off. Plus, I’m pretty tired of this game… they want RPK to stop but how? Ah come on… they are well educated and one even from Oxford!

    Farah – Yes. Government sometimes makes my brain puzzled. What are they trying to prove actually? Thanks Farah… yes I got the link :)

    Rozella – Support the one you think is right :P Ok I will check out your latest video ;)

  15. Are they cutting the internet service to everyone or just certain websites?

  16. ..they actually didnt realize that this country is not that big..

  17. I love to read Malaysian Today...transparent!!!...when it comes to real, I'm to be a hacker...hahahaha...

    Selamat berpuasa bro...dan selamat memperbanyakkan ibadat!!!

  18. The one from Oxford really stains the university with much disgrace. Oxford should strip off his degree title to distance itself from this small-brained creature.

  19. no comment bout this..bout so many weakness la in this new gomen..they have to to do sumthing laaa

  20. salam ramadhan to you faisal....bila nak bukak pose skali??haha

  21. selamatbebuke pose... hehe KL bebuke dulu dri penang!!

  22. Love the read Malaysian Today..a controversial media but yet a lot of info's

  23. Anonymous10:56 AM

    heyya faisal..

    Yeah! Why bother to cut access to certain website?? If he's guilty... charge him accordingly... why suffer others??

    Why we need content alteration?? We are adults and we have right to express ourselves... it's ridiculous if 'someone' want to bury up so-called secret... no point!! everyone knows about it... just, everyone doesn't speak up... never!

    We've learned our lesson... Malaysia is not a free country where we can express ourselves freely... everything must be very general and must not attacking any party even though we're talking facts...

    It's ok (...although it's not) we're Malaysian... typical! Malaysian kan ada budi bahasa... sopan santun... cakap pun tak lepas... sumer kaver²!! Yucks...

    **cakap siang pandang², cakap malam dengar²...

  24. yeah..the funny thing is RPK already launched a new site and the gomen couldnt do anything about long they want to opress people like ths huh?

  25. arinih bukak posa apa faisal??

  26. Tammy – It involved only on RPK’s website. If it involved the whole Malaysia’s ip for sure citizens will be mad! :)

    Neomesuff – Yes, I agree. :)

    Wanhidayat – Haha yes transparent. Not like some other media which has been manipulated :)

    Selamat berpuasa juga bro… :)

    Joseph – Haha! I won’t say much about that. But I do hope he act like one :)

    Wahidah – Weakness in new government? Er, such as?

    Axim – Salam Ramadhan Axim :) Set je time dan date… kalau boleh weekend le hehe!

    Kamal – Haha selamat berbuka! Ala awal beberapa minit jek :P

    Syukur – Yes. Actually I tried to keep myself away from politic as it never clean but it was so hard! Everything happen around us related to politic. So, I have to touch about politic sometimes even though not a heavy one :P

    Nurin – If we Malaysian have to be polite… do you think this is polite enough? :)

    Waliz – Yes. We are playing hide and seek I guess :P

    Lindosh – Hehe masak lemak cili padi ketam! Lindosh?

  27. hello faisal just visiting you here again have a great blogging day my friend and more power to you

  28. Faisal Admar,
    I need to read more about the event.
    Wish Malaysia happy independent day. I wish all Malaysia living happily, love each other, unite together, make Malaysia a better place, lel's cheer, have a nice life, Faisal Admar.

  29. salam bloggers...
    ntahla skang..situasi skang x stabil..xtau mane btol,mne salah..

  30. bro faisal..
    miss u damn much la..
    sorry sbb lama x singgah..
    mahu denda saya kah?

  31. Anonymous8:55 AM

    Heyya again faisal admar...

    Malaysian have to be polite??? Ahaha! By terms... maybe! For real?? Ahaha... you wish!!

    Merdeka theme... "PERPADUAN TERAS KEJAYAAN"... leaders should know better before they launch this theme...

    **I've read in Reader's Digest before about Malaysian being in 33rd place out of 35 countries in 'courtesy' poll that handled by them... Aha! Where's the 'sopan santun'???

  32. blue - thanks for visiting this blog again :) god bless!

    coolingstar - yes coolingstar. i agree with you. why some people love to make chaos in this lovely malaysia. leaders should do their best to unite all race and religion. but they prefer other topics than this one. recently, racism conflict in penang... sigh. good day to you too coolingstar :)

    omar remo - hmm itu lah. yang peliknya... malaysia ada law kan... kenapa tak based on law dan buat hukum apa yang patut. sekarang ni law pun dah nampak tak ketat... sebab tu macam-macam berlaku. hmm boring kan drama di malaysia? :)

    abir - hehe denda ialah tolong buat post untuk bro 1 :) leh?

  33. nurin - is that mean only 35 countries as candidates? if so, 33 is not a good number :)

  34. Tak perlu nak cut cut kan...buka jer semua...kita malaysian dah boleh compare mana yang betul dan mana yang tidak..Pengalaman mengajar rakyat malaysia menjadi lebih matang dalam mengutarakan pendapat seterusnya menjustifikasikan didalam tindakan..rite?..hehe

  35. ad - betul tu. kenapa pula nak cut kalau dah berada di jalan yang betul? dengan buat macam ni lagi la rakyat tak percaya dekat kerajaan sebab macam ada udang di sebalik batu je kan? :)

  36. Anonymous12:40 PM

    yang tak boleh tu lah orang nak tgk... nak baca... exclusive you ols!!!

  37. nurin - hehe agree. lagi dilarang... lagi dibuat haha

  38. There is no point of doing that. People always make a way. It just show how stupid government looks!

  39. bcd - yes you got the point. i bet they are smarter than this! :(

  40. Anonymous8:34 AM

    they want to look stupid... that's why they did this... furthermore, they want the public to know that they took this matter seriously... ya rite... that measure was 'serious' enough!

    **It's similar to block YM in my office as well... we all still can online using meebo or ebuddy or any other web messenger... what's the point blocking anyway?? dengki la tu...

  41. nurin - haha nobody wants to look stupid :) but if they do... they are weirdo!

    about your office, you should be grateful still... not like me... no internet at all at office!


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