An attempt to censor Wikileaks, which was considered to be a crucial whistle-blower medium has now forced the Malaysian government to pay a hefty price. Hacker group, Anonymous, in a bid to ‘teach them a lesson’ have threatened the government that continuation of the censorship on Wikileaks would lead them to ravaging the Malaysian government’s official website, and begin ‘Operation Malaysia’.
In the wake of the threat, the Malaysian government has increased the security manifold, and has vowed to delve into the depth of the matter. Anonymous activists have gone ahead and stated that the threatened hack would take place from Wednesday 1930 GMT on the Malaysian government’s online portal.
Further elaborating on their intentions, Anonymous posted that off late the Malaysian government has been going down quite fiercely on the internet freedom given to its citizens. The Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has been imposing censorship on films and television shows, and has also added several snips to the functioning of file-sharing websites, and has been prosecuting bloggers. These moves have supposedly invited the ire of the hacking group, as they believe it to be going against the very ideology of human rights.
Anonymous has been circulating its video titled, 'Operation Malaysia'. The video was posted by a user named TechUnderscored, and its content reads-
“We have seen the censorship taken by the Malaysian government, blocking sites like The Pirate Bay, and WikiLeaks.
“Malaysia is one of the world’s strictest governments, even blocking out movies, and television shows.
These acts of censorship are inexcusable.
“You are taking away a basic human right. The internet is here for freedom, without fear of government interference."
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Source: free malaysia today
Published Date: Jun 15, 2011 11:03 am | Updated Date: Jun 15, 2011 11:03 am