Category Archives: politics

Prime Minister of Thailand uses Firefox

Via Sugree (and many others on Twitter) it has come to our attention that the Prime Minister of Thailand, Abhisit Vejjajiva, uses Firefox.  It’s also pretty cool that the Thai government is using Flickr too.

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Internet censorship in Malaysia

Colin Charles, LiewCF and Bernice Low of CNetAsia are all reporting that the Malaysian government is blocking Malaysia-today.net, which is currently accessible at http://mt.harapanmalaysia.com/2008/

Why is TM Net blocking access to Malaysia-Today? Answer: On MCMC orders.

3 Ways to Access Blocked “Malaysia Today”

Malaysia Today Mirror

ISPs ordered to cut access to Malaysia Today website
Practically speaking, censoring a website only brings attention to it, and if the content is available via other urls, then the censorship is next to worthless.
This does, however, bring a sober reminder that Malaysia may claim to provide a censorship-free Internet, in fact they do not.