Aug 27, 2008

Malaysia Today Blocked!

Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission has order that the Malaysia-Today website be block. This directive has been given out to all internet service provider.

"It is being blocked because we found that some of the comments on the website were insensitive, bordering on incitement," said MCMC chief operating officer Mohamed Sharil Tarmizi.

Under the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) Malaysia 10 Point Bill of Guarantees, the government promises to ensure no internet censorship.

This could be an infringement of basic human rights on the freedom of expression of the United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

Article 19 of the UDHR. Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

We will report on this new development later but for now our link to the site is good and can be accessed in the my link column or you can type in the malaysia-today ip address HERE.

Read full report from malaysiakini HERE
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