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    11 sites shut down by MCMC

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    11 sites shut down by MCMC

    By ZULKIFLI ABDUL RAHMAN - The Star Online

    KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 11 websites, including those created by bloggers, have been shut down by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) this year for contravening rules and regulations concerning the publication of information on the Internet.

    Energy, Water and Communications Deputy Minister Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor said two cases have also been brought to the Attorney-General's Chambers for action.

    He added the Government could take action under Section 211 and 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 against owners, operators or writers of websites who misused the Internet to spread slanderous comments, insulting the country's leaders, religious sensitivities and race.

    Those who broke the law could be slapped with a RM50,000 fine, one year's jail or both, he said.

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    what are the sites?

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    ya, i am intrested also















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    Wink

    Mind to share it over here so that we can have a look?

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    haha, no list available.
    Malaysian trend, just tell you something happen without telling you what actually happen

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    no list, fake news? or maybe they dont want more site that similar to those appear

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    I think most probably case just started.
    to prevent any further misunderstanding or something happen in between, better keep the list for themself.

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    Lor...if got links,than more interesting lor this articles.

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    are the banned.////?? or what??

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    Don't know about sites shut down by MCMC - there were some that were off-limits for 'civil servants' recently, but were also unavailable to me too, through DNS poisoning on Streamyx, but still available on DiGi. Original link to article with list in my blog post:

    Teresa Kok’s list of porn sites

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seanie View Post
    Don't know about sites shut down by MCMC - there were some that were off-limits for 'civil servants' recently, but were also unavailable to me too, through DNS poisoning on Streamyx, but still available on DiGi. Original link to article with list in my blog post:

    Teresa Kok’s list of porn sites
    I think if they are dead serious about banning the site, they should do more than just DNS poisoning.

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    they should do more than just DNS poisoning.
    It's good enough, I think. These aren't sites that some due process of law has decided are illegal, so any great effort would look like an aggression. Disabling name resolution will stop 99% of the people who might look. If there is an issue in law, then the 1% who circumvent the trivial block have made a 'special effort' to see it - they can't claim it was an accident. Either that, or they're nerds who are wondering why name resolution isn't working properly!

    I still think blackholing the sites with NXDOMAIN is not right - it does just look 'broken'. I think they should resolve the name to a gov.my website that reminds the user of the ... prevailing attitudes to the content they're attempting to browse and that there's not really any such thing as anonymity.

    I'd much rather they didn't interfere with content that isn't actually criminal at all, and encourage the ISPs to make available filtered feeds per consumer or free personal filtering software. I don't think there's any likelihood of that happening in Malaysia in the near future. I'm not sure any country has managed to avoid authoritarianism when it comes to net censorship, has it? I was in the UK recently, and Vodafone had some sort of 'opt out' scheme for their clean feed. I think the censorship scheme should be opt-in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seanie View Post
    It's good enough, I think. These aren't sites that some due process of law has decided are illegal, so any great effort would look like an aggression. Disabling name resolution will stop 99% of the people who might look. If there is an issue in law, then the 1% who circumvent the trivial block have made a 'special effort' to see it - they can't claim it was an accident. Either that, or they're nerds who are wondering why name resolution isn't working properly!

    I still think blackholing the sites with NXDOMAIN is not right - it does just look 'broken'. I think they should resolve the name to a gov.my website that reminds the user of the ... prevailing attitudes to the content they're attempting to browse and that there's not really any such thing as anonymity.

    I'd much rather they didn't interfere with content that isn't actually criminal at all, and encourage the ISPs to make available filtered feeds per consumer or free personal filtering software. I don't think there's any likelihood of that happening in Malaysia in the near future. I'm not sure any country has managed to avoid authoritarianism when it comes to net censorship, has it? I was in the UK recently, and Vodafone had some sort of 'opt out' scheme for their clean feed. I think the censorship scheme should be opt-in.
    Sorry but I beg to differ on the only method used, they should tweak the IP routes either to blackhole or some other method (Though you may counter argue that they can use proxy. hehe.). Since, they have deemed the site is inappropriate with their laws, I do not think they need to hold back. Holding back is view as a weakness and sign of incompetency. Or perhaps it is monetary resource is not prioritize into investing the correct devices.

    I do agree with you on giving censorship to be opt-in or opt-out instead of herding the entire internet users like a herd of cattle.

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