MCMC and the slippery slope

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While the decision by Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to prevent access to Malaysia Today website is not likely to be extended to other sites, at least for now, it is still a blatant contravention of the MSC's Bill of Guarantees and it just might be the start of the slippery slope that leads to the banning of future sites.

Perhaps one should not be surprised that Raja Petra Kamarudin's Malaysia Today has the distinction of being the first one to be blocked by the MCMC.

Not only is it difficult for one to separate truth from fiction in many of his postings but more importantly, he has bravely (or some may say, foolishly) gone after the most high-profile targets in the Barisan Nasional by making incendiary accusations time and time again.

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