KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has decided to block The Sarawak Report web portal
(http://www.sarawakreport.org) as its contents are seen detrimental to national security.
MCMC in a statement issued here last night said the move was taken following complaints from the public that the portal is carrying unsubstantiated contents and under investigation.
“The Sarawak Report portal will remain blocked under Section 211 and Section 233 of the Communication and Multimedia Act 1998 until the special task force ends its investigations,” the statement added.
Previously, a police report was lodged claiming The Sarawak Report had falsified information relating to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
Subsequently, the police had setup a special task force to investigate the report.-BERNAMA