Malaysian Government blocks Whistle-blower Website

The London based whistle-blower site Sarawak Report has been blocked in Malaysia after reporting on a series of bribery and finacial mismanagement allegations linked to the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razik.

Malaysian Government blocks Whistle-blower Website

While censorship is nothing new in Malaysia. The Government had promised not to censor the internet in the 1990s as a way of attracting foreign investment.

Mayalsia has strict censorship of almost all media platforms. Malaysia was listed as a country "under surveillance" in the "enemies of the internet" report published by Reporters Without Borders. Despite this the internet is the main platform of free discussion and expressing political opinions in Malaysia.

More info on the blocking of Sarawak Report: Sarawak Report whistleblowing website blocked by Malaysia after PM allegations

A useful media profile of Malaysia: BBC Malaysia Profile - Media