PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) appears to have blocked online news portal, The Malaysian Insider.
However, the block seemingly only applies to readers using Celcom and Unifi, the portal reported on Thursday.
When attempting to reach the site, users are being forwarded to the MCMC page stating that the website is “unavailable in Malaysia as it violates the National laws”.
The portal, however, confirmed that it had not received any notice stating that it had flouted local laws.
"This is an unpleasant surprise. I've tried to contact the MCMC but the officers are in a meeting," the portal’s editor and chief executive Jahabar Sadiq was quoted as saying in the report.
It is understood that the MCMC enforcement department will issue a statement shortly.Readers using other telco carriers were still able to access the website unhindered.