We are aware that most of you could not get into Malaysia Today. The Government has asked all ISP to block MT.
Arctic Turban one of my regular visitors volunteers this:
For those connected to TM and/or Celcom 2 ways to overcome their blocks :
a. TM uses a simple IP block. To access http://www.malaysia-today.net
change the DNS lookup to OpenDNS.
Those using XP :
* click Start -> Connect To
* Right Click network connection you are using.
* Select Properties
* Click on Network Tab
* Highlight “Internet Protocol”
* Click on Properties at bottom right
* Click “Use the Following DNS server addresses
Preferred DNS Server : 22.214.171.124
Alternate DNS server : 126.96.36.199
Click OK all the way. close connection and start again. If you
type http://www.malaysia-today.net you will arrive at the site.
b. change URL to
I hope TMNet don’t block OpenDNS. TMNet’s own DNS server sucks.
AINON@besut contributes: Site is accessible via IP address http://188.8.131.52/2008/ and web address http://mt.harapanmalaysia.com/2008/
Controversial online portal Malaysia Today had its access blocked by the country’s largest internet service provider (ISP) TMnet.
Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) chief operating officer Mohamed Sharil Tarmizi confirmed that the block was ordered by the commission.
"It is being blocked because we found that some of the comments on the website were insensitive, bordering on incitement," he told Malaysiakini.
The curb however does not appear to be enforced by other ISPs and users are able to access Malaysia Today.
As at 4pm, a check by Malaysiakini showed users can still access Malaysia Today through three other major ISPs - Jaring, Maxis and Time. However, MCMC said that all ISPs have been told to block the errant website.
This is believed to be the first time the government-linked telecommunications giant has imposed such curbs against a non-pornographic website, posing questions as to whether the government is reneging on its no-Internet censorship pledge.
Under the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) Malaysia 10 Point Bill of Guarantees, the Malaysian government promises to ensure no internet censorship.
The domain name - http://www.malaysia-today.net - has been unaccessible to TMnet subscribers since yesterday evening as a result of the blockage - known technically as 'DNS blackhole list'.
TMnet subscribers however can still access the website by typing in Malaysia Today's IP address or an alternative web address in their web browsers.
The Watcher said...
You can also access using reliable proxy browsers like xB Browser.
Access to the TOR proxy networks is free...the paid access option is only if u want to subscribe to their high speed private network.
Connection is not bad at all. The sluggishness is only about 5-sec average for page loads. About 10-sec if I'm using wireless access.
PEOPLE, PASS ON THIS MT LINK TO YOUR FRIENDS. THAT IS THE ONLY WEAPON IN THIS WAR OF ATTRITION. BE STRONG.
and one other important thing: sign the petition at People's Parliament.