Rais confirms to shut out ‘blue sites’

written by danny, August 07, 2009

didn't they say the same thing on the ISA law when it was first introduce - only for communist and not for politician.

I don't buy BN and Rais' lies.

Pornography DVD and VCDs are easily available in any pirated CD outlet, take care of that first! don't talk cock, walk the talk!
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written by Ed Micheals, August 07, 2009

No matter how this idiot of a minister skins it, censorship is still censorship. He can disguise it as protecting children from unsavory materials, he can say that it is for the benefit of racial harmony, it doesn't change the fact that the government is practicing "The Government Knows Best Policy", which incidently, Najib claimed earlier on that is not what they are doing.

I don't need to Government to tell me what I can or cannot do. I was raised by my parents to know better. Hence, it is the job of the parents to ensure that their children are raised and protected from unsavory materials. There are an overabundance of net filters out there. Some free to download that parents can use to protect their children from unsavory websites. All it takes is just a simple download and install. Done. No more pornography for people (children included) who does not have the password.

Its the parent's job to be parents. Not yours... Mister Moronic Mister Sir (that means you Rais)...

This Government has completely lost the plot. Its amazing how Najib is passing the batons and stewardship of this country to relics who does not understand nor care to understand the mindset of its people. Times have changed dear Ministers. And like the times, so too have the people. Either you change with the times, or make way for people who are in the know.

Either way, come next election, I will do all I can to get rid of this ancient-backwards-thinking government. Count on it!
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written by yv, August 07, 2009

remember what they said they introduce ISA? It was mean to deter communists. They didn't remove the law when the communist threat is over. They keep it and used it to detain political dissents. Now, they tried to filter the web??
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written by CBS, August 07, 2009

come on, all of us know ur intention well, u r going after anti-BN blogger, shut "blue sites" is just an excuse u using to justify ur decision.
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written by Leno, August 07, 2009

What is internet porno has to do with Najib and Musa? If you don't want see, dont see. Nobody beg you t to!! Don't be fooled. They are disparate to cover up their own ills by stopping the freedom of speech of Malaysia.

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written by prorakyat, August 07, 2009

this will be a tool like MACC is for anti corruption turn into a weapon against the opposition. watch this space. Dont be nevermind nation and forget.
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written by YNWA, August 07, 2009

TQVM Rais,

You are helping UMNO-BN to dig his own grave further down, come GE13!
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written by Jake, August 07, 2009

so much of a no communist country, and yet the Malaysia's government following what China are doing. it's all started with porn, then sensitive issues, blogs then before you know it, even Facebook are block. Leave the Internet alone!
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written by Average Joe, August 07, 2009

What about the people who committed incest, rapists who got away, and child kidnappers? Don't punish innocent people for someone's else mistake!!!
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written by K. Kamal, August 07, 2009

Desperate people, desperate measures.... pleaase dont go all moral on us folks, just an excuse to block opposition sites from spreading the truth! Shame on you old man!
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written by frags, August 07, 2009

This is BS. If it can be used to filter porn, it can be used to block any other website. I do not trust the government.

Besides what about client side internet filters or softwares that block porn site? Shouldn't it be the duty of parents to regulate the use of internet for their children? Shouldn't the government look at educating parents to use existing software to make internet surfing safe for their children?
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written by Skeletor, August 07, 2009

"Those who refer to themselves as liberals or liberalism should look to those countries that have become victims where child sex has happened, the moral of pornography has become widespread. So the government will look at ways to overcome this problem,"

Excuse me Mr. I Live Under a Coconut Shell Orphaned Grain (Rice Yatim), child sex has been happening a lot even before the advent of the internet. The highest of them being incest. So I think moral problems existed for a long time already. The idea that blocking porn from the internet will curb these ills is preposterous and it insults the intelligence of every Malaysian. While I'm no supporter of internet porn (in fact there are some really sick stuff out there), this approach of "Green Dam" filtering is akin to slapping a band aid on a badly infected wound. It will not solve the problem.

If you ban it on the internet, those "resourceful" people will find a way to get the porn they want. And who knows, may even create profitable criminal enterprises for it. Just look at what happened to America during the Prohibition Era, where they banned the consumption and sale of alcohol, other than medicinal and religious purposes. Those 10 years or so of Prohibition actually enriched the crime syndicates and eventually laid down the groundwork for a nation wide crime syndicate known as the Mafia. Try to imagine of the same were to happen here? It's not impossible you know!
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written by apple, August 07, 2009

Setting up infrastructure to block out forbidden websites is a big project, Rais may see that he and umno crony can siphon out millions into their pocket ... after all , at this bad time, big projects are hardly come by.

in internet world, setting up websites or duplicating servers content are so much easy ... just like NEP imposing quota here and there, foreign investment can alway find other countries to go ..

Singaporeans can not throw rubbish in singapore, but they will throw it here ... malaysians not allow to drink beer locally , they can alway fly to thailand, other asean regions to drink .. at the end the government lost the revenue and all the investments opportunities.
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written by M S, August 07, 2009

From Noel's comment....because he is the son of someone in the government.
I think if he is the son of someone from PR, definitely this guy will kena teruk2.
The mainstream media esp utusan and the tv's will repeat the same story for the next one month just to humiliate this person.
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written by prorakyat, August 07, 2009

this will be a tool like MACC is for anti corruption turn into a weapon against the opposition. watch this space. Dont be nevermind nation and forget.
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written by malaysian, August 07, 2009

Yeah...the once used to be wise man has turned to be an old stupid nut. So you think the kampung rapists rape their young ones because of internet phonography influnce ??? When they don't even know how to access them??? You must be the greatest Learned FOOL to think such. Come on lah...you seen it once ..you seen it twice ..you seen them all, it becomes a bore. Because of curiosity those kampung folks turned to be rapist. Do you know that in European countries provided a legal street of shophouses to cater for sex craze people and you be suprised it turned out to be diserted most of the time. Good luck to you this country will turn to be another Arab...
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written by Simon, August 07, 2009

Put Internet Filter in place, what about other social issues?Alcohol, prostitution, drug, etc?.....Internet user will just move from pornography to sex industry only, which is even worst, then come sexual transmitted disease, and the list goes on and on. Better just go lock everyone up in the prison lah. Problem solved.
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written by Jason, August 07, 2009

Pretending to be so concerned about children and pornography? But didn't do anything about the MAS co-pilot guilty of possessing child pornography, because he is the son of the MACC chief.

Useless people in BN. Every decision is made to benefit themselves, but they like to give excuses that it is "for the good of the people".
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written by Hasmawi Hassan, August 07, 2009

We should start petitioning the Multimedia Supercorridor (MSC) International Advisory Council (IAP) to speak out against this move and to boycott the MSC if this idiotic move is implemented.


This move is totally against the MSC Bill of Guarantees:

As part of its commitment to ensure the success of MSC Malaysia Status companies, the Malaysian Government promises to fulfill the following Bill of Guarantees:

1. Provide a world-class physical and information infrastructure.

2. Allow unrestricted employment of local and foreign knowledge workers.

Ensure freedom of ownership by exempting companies with MSC Malaysia Status from local ownership requirements.

4. Give the freedom to source capital globally for MSC Malaysia infrastructure, and the right to borrow funds globally.

5. Provide competitive financial incentives, including no income tax for up to 10 years or an investment tax allowance, and no duties on import of multimedia equipment.

6. Become a regional leader in intellectual property protection and cyberlaws.

7. Ensure no Internet censorship.

8. Provide globally competitive telecommunications tariffs.

9. Tender key MSC Malaysia infrastructure contracts to leading companies willing to use the MSC Malaysia as their regional hub.

10. Provide an effective one-stop agency - the Multimedia Development Corporation.

We have to act NOW...
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written by conspiracy theorist, August 07, 2009

why so sudden in war against porno? the people should never allow this restriction to take root because it will soon expand in the most unobtrusive manner on other areas such as news portal & blogsphere.

just look at isa, 1st against communist, then against undefined 'national treats', later against oppositions, then against people with different views (i.e. rpk), then detention as a protection for civilian (sin chew journalist).

there is no way we must allow another draconian rule. nip it at the bud. bn know there is way they can win the cyber war because they of their misdeeds. political progress in malaysia can only be achieved through internet!
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written by I Love Stimyex, August 07, 2009

Aduhai... becoming more and more like China!!
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written by WJL, August 07, 2009

There are so many ways to begin with to evade the green dam. Proxies are a start, and VPN's not too bad. So what're they gonna do? Ban everything? And who will draw the line as to what is banned and what is not?

I can't believe our ICC Minister is so outdated and slow. Can we please choose someone who's more tech savvy?
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written by Silly Rais, August 07, 2009

Filtering dont work. And it slows the Internet. Internet is already slow. Putting the filter will just make it worst. The only beneficiary will be a crony company with a multi million contract and who will subcon it to someone else.
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written by lightbulb, August 07, 2009

Noel, just to add on to your point - the MAS co-pilot who is the MACC chief's son! who posessed the child pornography in Australia walk free ...
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written by lightbulb, August 07, 2009

Noel, just to add on to your point - the MAS co-pilot who is the MACC chief's son! who posessed the child pornography in Australia walk free ...
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written by Kev, August 07, 2009

Haiya ppl got PhD in law ma... how many Malaysian ministers have a PhD in law? Besides, he's also a veteran politician. Who dares to hentam him back? "In the Land of the Blind, he who can see is King" - remember that.
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written by rexis, August 07, 2009


Everybody knows what they up to, but they still pretend innocent.

- scrap car, bullshit: environmental friendly, reality: boost car sales, save Proton.
- biodiesel, bullshit: environmental friendly, reality: boost palm oil demand, jerk up price, and rakyat benefit neither from high palm oil price or low.
- plant more forest, bullshit; environmental friendly, reality: permanent reserved forest clear cut to make may to plant more rubber "trees", to increase rubber production.
- Malaysian green damn, bullshit: internet environmental friendly to children, reality: you know I know, everybody frigging know, just they pretend dunno.

Child pornography? So is our MACC prince aka MAS co-pilot one of the "victim"?

Internet censorship! Malaysia is turning into a COMMUNIST country. GOOD JOB on promoting CENSORED broadband. We are on the way building our own Malaysia boleh version of internet great wall. Bravo!

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How it should be done? As if internet is some local network that you can easily block things on the firewall.

Is it like the China Green Dam where they force install on each new PC? Or is it some simple twigs on the ISP like how government "promoted" malaysiakini.com? Or is it some gigantic hardware firewall mounted in the main telekom hub?

It is gonna be a big mega project, 4 companies? Which 4 companies? What is the criteria to select any of them? Are they having any connection with the gorvernment? Will we ever know what justify every single penny spent? How do we implement it? How do we maintain it? How do we ensure that it is not something futile or useless? How do we make sure that this is no a giant white internet elephant? And most importantly, WHO IS THE ONE TO DECIDE WHAT TO CENSOR?

But I just can't help but to think what really lies beneath the noble mask.
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written by Elf, August 07, 2009

No to censorship, especially by the Malaysian government.

This is just the start. They'll try to pull the wool over everyone's eyes by targeting some "immoral" activity. Once that's achieve, they'll enlarge the scope of what they define as "bad" for Malaysians. Before you know it, most of the websites that they find disagreeable will be blocked.

Any censorship is a dangerous thing.
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written by qamalhamzah, August 07, 2009

Nothing to worry..just make sure vote BN out in next GE...then the issue will be solved lah...
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written by OrangRojak, August 07, 2009

It would be interesting to know what the filter will add to their current blocking technique, which is to poison TM's nameservers. We saw that when m2day was blocked, and again when The Malaysian Insider reported Teresa Kok's PM Question about blocked sites.

That could easily be extended to the other ISPs by simple agreement, with a list maintained by the Polis, or by the courts. So what extra will a gazillion Ringgit project give us? They have something that ALREADY WORKS - what is this going to be?
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written by Analyzer, August 07, 2009

I'd really love to see the government try to censor the Internet. Even the China government has failed to do such a thing, what more Msian government. Any IT or tech savvy student would know that it is impossible to censor anything on the Internet.

It's a sign of dangerous times when the government is trying to be the Big Brother and block information at this time and age of the Internet. It's a form of suppression. They'll start by filtering out porn sites, but it's a beginning of things to come. Soon, they'll start to block m2day, at other left wing sites that don't kow tow to Najib's administration. I dare the government try to filter the Internet.

They're miserable attempt to block sites such as gutteruncensored.com, which featured a lot of Nazri Aziz and the PM's son frolicking about with girls (which definately make them look bad). They already started censoring the Internet as we speak.

As I said, their meager, miserable attempts will fail. Najib, remember, if you try to keep your people suppressed, and controlling the free-flow information of the Internet, you and your government will fall.

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written by qamalhamzah, August 07, 2009

Nothing worth to listen from this half past six minister....from Selsema Babi to Green Dam...what the use to have law PhD as he is not even know how to respect the basic right of the people...simple...vote him out next GE...
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written by islandman, August 07, 2009

You could have MACC to catch all the coruptors but is this working? We could have Police to fight the criminal but is this working?

We should focus to educate our younger generation. We should have a better goverment to lead this country. We should vote wisely!

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written by manolito, August 07, 2009

Parents if you don't want your children to surf for pr0n, check out OpenDNS.com. It's free. You can also talk to your kids. It's free, too.

I don't want our tax dollars to go to the crony who wins the tender and charges millions per year for installation, monitoring and maintenance. (Probably won't work properly, too.)
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written by foodforthought, August 07, 2009

"We cannot compromise on the protection of Malaysian children from pornography", neither should the Rakyat compromise in making sure that umno-bn is wiped out in the next GE.

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