We receive report that Malaysia’s premium online independent political news portal MalaysiaKini was down since yesterday 11.00am local time after subject to heavy DDos attack by unknown hacker due to its popularity among Malaysian and the world for its independent news reporting on local politic. We strongly believe that, the attack was partly due to its unbiased report for the upcoming Sarawak, Malaysia election on this Saturday 16 Apr 2011. While at the same time, the local independent source of online news Sawarak Report was down as well suspected due to the same source of attack by the hacker group. Pls visit the link below for the mirror/ alternate site.
Official MalaysiaKini Mirror
http://malaysiakini-cn.blogspot.com/ (Chinese Version)
Unofficial Free MalaysiaKini Mirror
MalaysiaKini via Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/mkinicn/ (Chinese Version)
Official Sarawak Report Mirror
Sarawak Report Via Facebook
About MalaysiaKini (From Wikipedia)
The Malaysiakini website is updated daily, except for certain public holidays. Its news coverage concentrates mainly on local events, with a strong emphasis on items related to Malaysian politics. Malaysiakini also publishes columns, blogs and features that offer diverse viewpoints, both on local and international issues. Malaysiakini claims to practice an editorial policy that is consistently supportive of justice, human rights, democracy, freedom of speech and good governance.
Unlike most news sources in Malaysia, Malaysiakini remains free from government regulation and thus widely considered to be the country’s only credible, independent voice. Malaysiakini has gained both praise and notoriety by regularly covering subjects and viewpoints deemed taboo by the mainstream broadcast and print media; the fact that it is still allowed to operate is partly due to the Malaysian government’s tolerance regarding internet censorship. The Malaysian government had pledged there would be no control and censorship of Internet content in line with efforts to create the Multimedia Super Corridor.
About Sarawak Report (From Wikipedia)
Sarawak Report was founded by Clare Rewcastle Brown who is best known for being an environmental journalist. She is also the founder for Radio Free Sarawak. Clare is former British premier Gordon Brown’s sister-in-law. Gordon wrote a piece for The Independent about her environmental efforts on behalf of Sarawak, which she calls, “the biggest environmental crime of our times.”.
Clare is openly critical of current Chief Minister of Sarawak, Taib Mahmud, which has garnered her both positive and negative public attention, specifically when she recently came forward as the voice behind both Sarawak Report and Radio Free Sarawak.