Malaysia Today blocked by MCMC

MCMC action by instruct all ISPs in Malaysia to block Malaysia Today website. This act has been arguing by Malaysia IT Society as government clearly has violated Under point 7 of the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) Malaysia 10 Point Bill of Guarantees to the international community, the government promises to ensure no internet censorship.

However Malaysian Government has use another act to do such action by invoking Section 263 of the Communications and Multimedia Act (1998) by pressuring license holders (such as ISPs) to take action against service user like Malaysia Today alleged to be contravening national laws. (Under of the Act, a licensee must “use his best endeavour” to prevent his/her facilities from being used to violate any law in the country”).

This is nonsense, clearly BN GOV has violated MSC 10 Point Bill of Guarantees. This 10 Point is to support MSC flagship to ensure continuous investment from big IT Firm to open their business here. Are they all jokers? This is purely a political action, this incident will definitely will be one of the points to be seriously taken by outside investor before open their company in Malaysia and grant MSC status.
Early this year Google it self has been said to open their mega datacenter in Malaysia to growth their business, but this stupid action by government is definitely stupid.

The 10 Point Bill of Guarantee.
As part of its commitment to ensure the success of MSC Malaysia Status companies, the Malaysian Government promises to fulfill the following Bill of Guarantees:

1. Provide a world-class physical and information infrastructure.

2. Allow unrestricted employment of local and foreign knowledge workers.

Ensure freedom of ownership by exempting companies with MSC Malaysia Status from local ownership requirements.

4. Give the freedom to source capital globally for MSC Malaysia infrastructure, and the right to borrow funds globally.

5. Provide competitive financial incentives, including no income tax for up to 10 years or an investment tax allowance, and no duties on import of multimedia equipment.

6. Become a regional leader in intellectual property protection and cyberlaws.

7. Ensure no Internet censorship.

8. Provide globally competitive telecommunications tariffs.

9. Tender key MSC Malaysia infrastructure contracts to leading companies willing to use the MSC Malaysia as their regional hub.

10. Provide an effective one-stop agency - the Multimedia Development Corporation.

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