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Malaysian internet service providers (ISPs) facilitated censorship in the country by tampering with internet connections and blocking 39 websites, according to “The State of Internet Censorship in Malaysia” study released yesterday.
The study by local open technology initiative Sinar Project and global censorship monitor Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI) found the websites blocked included not only pornography, but those on religious and political criticism, and even news sites.
“This study provides data that serves as evidence of the DNS blocking of 39 different websites in Malaysia. Since block pages were detected for all of these sites, their censorship is confirmed and undeniable.
The study claimed that while the blocking can be justified on the grounds of national security under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998, the censorship appears to be politically motivated.
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