Friday, August 29, 2008

When they learnt that they can't?

I read the site Malaysia Today today. I usually don't, but I did today. Anything unusual in that? Yep, because it was supposedly officially blocked.

Says Thestaronline: "The controversial Malaysia Today news portal was blocked by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (SKMM) because its editor ignored many warning letters, Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar said.

“When they publish things that are libellous, slanderous or defamatory, it is natural for the SKMM to act against these websites whenever necessary,” he told a a press conference at Parliament lobby yesterday.'' ... “We do not intend to curtail people’s freedom or right to express themselves. Everyone is subjected to the law, even websites and blogs,” he added. ....
It was reported that all 21 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the country had been ordered by SKMM to block the controversial website.

Sigh. When will they learn?

2 comments:

Jo said...

It obviously doesn't work. So then what I wonder?

hrugaar said...

I thought most news grous danced on the borders of libel, slander and defamation anyway. Sensationalism and gossip sells newspapers.

Still, I suppose it makes a welcome change from being accused of blasphemy.