Controversial website Sarawak Report blocked in Malaysia

Controversial website Sarawak Report blocked in Malaysia
PHOTO: Sarawak Report screengrab

PETALING JAYA - The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission has blocked access to the Sarawak Report website on grounds that it undermines the stability of the nation.

In a post on its Facebook page, MCMC said the website was blocked under Section 211 and 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 following complaints that it was posting unsubstantiated information.

The site would remain blocked until the special task force on 1Malaysia Development Bhd completes its investigations.

Sarawak Report was inaccessible since yesterday evening while some people could access it through proxy servers.

The website's founder Clare Rewcastle-Brown told an online portal that "certain servers may have been blocked", preventing access to the site for Malaysians.

The website has been a main source of allegations of wrongdoing regarding 1MDB.

It has published several stories on the government investment firm.

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