Concerned and disturbed by the MCMC move to block The Malaysian Insider. The blocking of Sarawak Report, Asia Sentinel, Malaysian Chronicle, and earlier, the Bersih website (now lifted) was bad enough.
What was the reason for the move?
To me, this is a sign of a government afraid of its own shadows, trying to stem the flow of information to the people. It comes at a time when trust in the institutions of government and support for the government of the day is at a low ebb.
Where do they expect people to get the news from? Utusan, NST and The Star?
Aliran has responded with a statement: Blocking The Malaysian Insider is an affront to media freedom
Check out this report from the Committee to Protect Journalists: Amid financial scandal, Malaysia increases pressure on media
Uphold the freedom of the media!