The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has blocked online news site Sarawak Report in Malaysia.
According to The Malaysian Insider, the commission said the decision was made because of âcomplaints from the publicâ.
The site was blocked under Section 211 and Section 233 of the MCMC Act. âThe site has displayed information that is yet to be verified, and information that is still under investigation,â MCMC said in the article.
However, the site remains accessible via servers across the world.
Sarawak Reportâs Facebook page has put up instructions on how users can still access the site:
The news site has also released a statement in response to the governmentâs blocking of its content:
The whistle-blower site is based in London and was founded by investigative journalist Clare Rewcastle Brown to initially write about the practices of the Sarawak state government and its former chief minister, Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud. The site has since grown to cover political news in Malaysia.