Incident Reports

Malaysian Digital Rights Incidents
incident_date Title Description offense_type violation_type
2016-12-01 Website www.answering-islam.org Website proselytizing Christianity has been blocked via DNS redirection for violating Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA) Section 233. Users using ISP provided DNS in Malaysia will be redirected to MCMC notice page. ['National Security'] Censorship
2017-04-09 financetwitter.com blog site blocked A blog site that provides publishes articles on finance and general issues in Malaysia has been blocked via DNS redirection for violating Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA) Section 233. Users using ISP provided DNS in Malaysia will be redirected to MCMC notice page. ['National Security', 'Defamation'] Censorship
2017-04-06 sprminsider blog page blocked by government A blog page hosted on blogger.com at Malaysian domain sprminsider.blogspot.my with images of what looks like a leak of anti-corruption agency (SPRM) investigation file against Najib has been blocked via DNS redirection. Users using ISP provided DNS in Malaysia will be redirected to MCMC notice page. ['National Security'] Censorship
2016-02-25 The Malaysian Insider blocked by government The Malaysian government has blocked popular news portal The Malaysian Insider (shutdown on 15 March, 2016) under the Communications and Multimedia Act, but the publication claims it was blacked out for "national security reasons". ['National Security'] Censorship
2016-01-28 Tabung Insider blocked by government Putrajaya has blocked access to Tabung Insider blog that recently published Bank Negara Malaysia's letters warning of Lembaga Tabung Haji's depleted reserve levels. ['National Security'] Censorship
2016-01-28 Dinturtle blog website blocked by government A social-political blog. Blocked reason unclear. ['National Security'] Censorship
2016-01-28 OutSyed the Box blog website blocked by government The site been blocked due to a satirical posting in response to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s speech and reposted Sarawak Report’s articles. ['National Security'] Censorship
2016-01-28 Jinggo-Fotopages website blocked by government Jinggo-Fotopages is a photoblog specializing in Malaysian political events. It was blocked by MCMC due to host the Bank Negara Malaysia cautionary letter to the pilgrimage fund, leaked by Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) staff. ['National Security'] Censorship
2016-01-21 Asia Sentinel blocked by government Asia Sentinel blocked by Putrajaya following reports critical of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak. ['National Security'] Censorship
2016-01-20 Medium.com publishing platform blocked by government Medium has been blocked in Malaysia after the publishing platform refused the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) request to take down a an article by whistleblower website Sarawak Report on its site. ['National Security'] Censorship
2015-10-23 Malaysia Chronicle website blocked by government Malaysia Chronicle is facing service disruption since Budget 2016 day on Oct 23, no official reason given by MCMC. ['National Security'] Censorship
2015-08-28 Malaysia blocks BERSIH' website on eve of mass rally Bersih's webpage was blocked in Malaysia on a day before the mass rally demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak over allegations of graft and financial mismanagement at debt-laden state fund 1MDB and a multi-million-dollar donation made into his personal account. ['National Security'] Censorship
2015-07-19 Sarawak Report website blocked by government Malaysian government has ordered ISPs to block access to a whistle-blowing website run by a British journalist which has reported allegations that money linked to a state investment fund ended up in Prime Minister Najib Razak’s bank accounts. ['National Security'] Censorship

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