Malaysia Orders ISPs To Block Critical Blogs
Blames trouble-making blog-critics for poor political fortunes...
by Karl Bode 12:11PM Friday Aug 29 2008 Tipped by ThirdShifter Techdirt
points out that the Malaysian government has been trying to silence critical bloggers, who the government blames for their recent problems at the polls. The effort began with the government first (unsuccessfully) trying to pass a law forcing all bloggers to register with the government. When that didn't work, they apparently decided they'd force ISPs in the country to block access to blogs that are critical of the government. After the Malaysia Today
website was blocked by state-owned Telekom Malaysia, the website quickly found a workaround for impacted users. In the end, all the censorship likely accomplishes is the creation of more critics.