Solidarity with blocked Malaysian Insider

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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!

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DAP Puchong MP and lawyer Gobind Singh Deo says that before taking any action against an individual or organisation, there has to be enough evidence presented to prove the subject guilty. “In this case, before MCMC can even find strong evidence to prove that TMI has violated the law they have decided to ban the website. “This is not right. They should be calling in the editors for questioning but they have not done so thoroughly. “This (banning of TMI over certain service providers) I believe is a legal question and is something that we need to develop and seek… Read more »

benny
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benny

Don’t ban TMI, ban GST and other provisions that hurt the economy:

Tua Pai Kiah
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Tua Pai Kiah

No Insider but transformed into Outsider ?

Banning only breeds more exposures ???

Kumar
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Kumar

It makes people distrust mainstream media even more.

Kumar
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Kumar

What say you, MIC, MCA and Gerakan?

Tang
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Tang

Kumar, are you the so called activist calling city council to handle out of control suka show illegal parking near food centres hence causing traffic jam?

Abb
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Abb

Anil

The reformist government run by deforms?
Reason for blockage?
Publishing unverified news?
The last check tmi has not lost in any defamation suits
Hey how much utusan the mouthpiece of umno lost in defamation damages for uttering lies?
Joke of year of Monkey

fin
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fin

I think BN is trying to do to TMI what they have done to The Edge, to deny it from gaining revenue. How dispicable.

Phua Kai Lit
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Phua Kai Lit

1Malaysia blockheads are unaware that blocked sites can be easily accessed by
various means. Useless chips off the regime’s Ruling Bloc of kleptocrats.

Private Eye
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Private Eye

Actually many people don’t know how to get pass the blocks on their own. Those who know are in the minority. The general public need to be specifically taught or mirror sites need to be set up just for them, as in the Outsider case. I was talking to some professionals with IT background (USM graduates) 2 nights ago and they were completely clueless! Malaysia definitely offers quality education!

Tua Pai Kiah
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Tua Pai Kiah

Block here block there BUT Mat Motor no block but can be road menace per UMNO recommendation ?

Kumar
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Kumar

Ku Man please rember that Kapcai is not built for racing, otherwise you are sending those Mat Motor to early death.

Hubert
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Hubert

Shame to those who still pay to read The Star and NST.
I have boycott these useless papers for 10 years.

Super
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Super

There are many who read. One less you does not matter

Despite a slowdown in the economy and a challenging business environment, Star Media Group Bhd posted an 11% rise in profit before tax (PBT) to RM170.07mil for the financial year ended Dec 31, 2015 compared with the previous corresponding period on prudent cost management and lower operating expenses while revenue increased by 0.5% to RM1.02bil.

http://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2016/02/27/prudent-measures-lift-star-earnings/

Super
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Super

One less you does not matter

Despite a slowdown in the economy and a challenging business environment, Star Media Group Bhd posted an 11% rise in profit before tax (PBT) to RM170.07mil for the financial year ended Dec 31, 2015 compared with the previous corresponding period on prudent cost management and lower operating expenses while revenue increased by 0.5% to RM1.02bil.

http://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2016/02/27/prudent-measures-lift-star-earnings/

Kumar
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Kumar

OK to read, just do not pay to sustain them financially.
Honestly nothing to read beyond their headlines.

Jetty Lee
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Jetty Lee

I hope anilnetto.com stays true and report the truth and not get clampdown, otherwise many regulars especially the kopikaukaulang may develop withdrawal symptom no access to your distinguished site n no let off monkey steam…..

tunglang
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tunglang

🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 Got Facebook mah. Stupid!!!!
Twitters, Instagram, Flickr, Pinterest, WordPress, & Sia Boey empty walls.
Pictures speak more than a 1,000 words, my dear.

rajraman666
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rajraman666

– cool.
rajraman.

tunglang
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tunglang

TQ, rajaman666.

Tua Pai Kiah
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Tua Pai Kiah

calling people stupid only shows your arrogrance. looks like you’re infected with Tokong’s DNA ?
hahahaha 🙂

tunglang
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tunglang

Stupid comment from jetty gets the mud.
Anyway, gangsters are also arrogant, Gu.

Tua Pai Kiah
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Tua Pai Kiah

Mud balls from Gurney Drive you mean ? Mind may be infected by Tokong’s virus ? 🙂

just joking dont be offended lah !

anyway, we should go to Komtar to understand the masterplan for Gurney Wharf.

who konow opportunities to set up F&B business there. Many heritage lovers can engage so-alled expert to set up affordable rainforest kopitiam; sipping kopi o kau kau affordable to StarishGarishKBuck pricing ? will be nice the kopitiam decorated with a envronmental friendlu giant Tulang Tree carefully immigrated from Belum Forest under tender loving care of conscious Penangites ??? Just think out of box

Rajesh Kannan
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Rajesh Kannan

BN is worried about the negative reporting on 1MDB, as it is hiding the truth from rakyat.
Mahathir and Muhyiddin must step up the pressure to expose the truth to the rural people.

tunglang
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tunglang

Not surprising that we are in the Year of The Monkey: See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil.
The metaphor depends on which interpretation one has for Evil aimed at which side of the political divide.
More monkey business to come like see No Yellow (Bersih?), Speak No Donation, what else?

Pin
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Pin

Just sign the petition, talk less please.

rajraman666
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rajraman666

No problems accessing MI. UmnO don’t even have brain to block internet access.What left is left over garbage brain run by Ketuanan.Don’t worry as long this Ketuanan people run the countries about internet access. Worry more about how this country going to be garbage the more longer they rule.

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Bigjoe
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Bigjoe

The sites are still getting a lot of readers. Singapore learned long ago it’s futile. So they decided to upgrade their skills to go after resident people. But UMNO cannot upgrade skill..

Patricia Anne Martinez
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Patricia Anne Martinez

Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.
— Thomas Jefferson

Private Eye
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Private Eye

Don’t forget that Asia Sentinel was also blocked just before Malaysia Chronicle was blocked.