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27 August, 2008

Malaysia Today blocked!

Since last night, I haven't been able to access Malaysia Today, Your Source of Independent News. As usual, I suspect that the server is hacked or down for some 'dirty' reasons.

A moment ago, my blogging buddy dropped me a note on the new URL for Malaysia Today: or http://mt.harapanmalaysia.com/2008/

According to Malaysia Kini, there is an order to block Malaysia-Today:

"In a rare move, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has ordered all internet service providers (ISPs) to block controversial online portal Malaysia Today."

Doesn't the government know that there is such thing called 'mirror sites' and would they think that RPK would only host his valuable resources and information in only one server. Don't they know that the internet is borderless? This is the power of technology. Yes, it changes and it influences, faster and more powerful than the human mind can fathom and imagine.

1 comment:

MalaysianToday said...

In the event that MCMC decides to further implement a full blocking of websites or blogs not friendly to UMNO/BN, the followings can be used as an effective way to circumvent internet censorship:

1. Accessing a mirror site
2. Using a non-censoring DNS-server
3. Using a non-censoring proxy server

1. Access a mirror site
For instance, Malaysia Today can still be accessed at this moment at http://mt.harapanmalaysia.com . Using mirror sites may not be effective as they may start blocking these sites too.

2. Using a non-censoring DNS-server
Change your DNS to OpenDNS server or .

Click http://www.opendns.com for more info on how to set DNS.

3. Using a non-censoring proxy server

(i) Proxy Sites
More effectively, this blocking can be circumvented by surfing through a proxy sites, such as:

There are many proxy sites available, just google for them.

(ii) Proxy Tunnelling Software
Another better and most effective way to circumvent internet censor is by using Ultrasurf. It is developed by the people against internet censorship in China. It enables users inside countries with heavy Internet censorship to visit any public web sites in the world safely and freely while it automatically searches the highest speed proxy servers in the background.

Download Ultrasurf software from:

Then extract the file and run, that's it.

If you are using browser other than IE, then you have to manually change your proxy IP address to with port :9666 .

(iii) TOR and TOR based browsers
For those who are more IT savvy, they can try TOR. TOR based browsers are also available, such as xb Browser and OperaTor. But TOR solution tends to give slower internet surfing experience.

Say NO to internet censorship.