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[FYI] Malaysia takes on websites


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Malaysia takes on websites

Malaysia is looking into mounting a legal offensive against Internet
websites critical of the government. 

A senior government official said the sites may have been funded by
foreign "elements" to tarnish the country. 

Websites supporting jailed former minister Anwar Ibrahim have
mushroomed since his sacking in September sparked an unprecedented
political crisis. 

"I don't rule out the possibility that the websites are being funded
by foreign elements, perhaps using students to do the work," Ibrahim
Ali, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, was quoted as
saying in Malaysian newspapers. 


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