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The Star says all 21 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the country have been ordered by the MCMC to block Malaysia Today.
For that, MCMC should be hanged for stifling Internet. The head honchos, who are not dissimilar to SUHAKAM who take orders from Putrajaya instead of acting as an independent Commission created through a Parliamentary Act — had erred. The had invoked Section 263 of the Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA1998) without reading it together with Section 3.
Most importantly, the MCMC people are not our final judge to decide what is good and what is bad for Malaysians in the access to information. Malaysians who are online are mature enough to discern what’s good and what’s bad. It’s only idiots — yes, I D I O T S at MCMC — and those who are not online who are fearful of Internet.
(5xmom edited out some parts here)
Therefore, I ask all Malaysian bloggers — and editors from the mainstream media — to stand up to this challenge, hang the MCMC in the international arena. Because of the S T U P I D I T Y at MCMC, Malaysia is now a banana republic.
Bloggers, what say you? If you are too afraid to speak up, at least copy some of the news or bloggers’ opinions and post it on your blog.
Note that I edited out part of what Jeff wrote because I personally feel the Government should deal with RPK and Malaysia Today direct. We are the customers of the internet service providers like Streamyx, Celcom, Maxis, Jaring and since we paid for the service, we have the right to access anything, anywhere, isn’t it? How can they dictate where we cannot access?
Anyway, almost everyone knows how to access inaccessible sites. So, the Malaysian Government through MCMC have just made the most moronic attempt which will results in getting bloggers more defiant and bended on voicing their opinions.
So, bloggers, are you going to just keep quiet and pretend this doesn’t concern you? Do you like people to zip your mouth? Do you like people spoon feeding you news you can read and news you cannot read? NO? Then, do something lah! Blog about this.