Surprise, surprise, guess who disagrees with the move to block Malaysia Today? Khairy!
In the latest entry on his blog he says:
In defence of those who despise me
No other website has caused me as much bad rep and deliberately destroyed my character as Raja Petra Kamaruddin’s Malaysia Today. Yet I cannot help disagreeing with the recent move by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to block access to the site. Such blatant and crude employment of State power is inconsistent with the widening of the democratic space – an approach the current Administration adopted long before the 12th General Election…
And he concludes:
…Incidentally, YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed has also blogged on this issue and similarly proposed that the government avoid Internet censorship. And so I find myself on the side of both Raja Petra and Tun Dr Mahathir. It could either mean that I find myself as Alice in an impossible Wonderland or just simply the magic of the Ramadhan spirit is at work.
Read the full entry here.
Well said, Khairy! Brilliant!
Just one thing though: Why don’t you whisper into your father-in-law’s ear and ask him to lift the block. Simple, no?
And bring it up in Parliament.