Of the 3 web sites which were closed down yesterday 2 are revived and 1 still inaccessible today:
Radio Free Sarawak can now be open-thus their explosive reports on Sarawak Chief Minister’s `billion Dollar bride’ is now open for all to read and download. Since the wedding and the bride has been kept such a secret Sarawak Report exposed that there are some people in high places who had to inquire from the web site to find out what really happen at the wedding eg even the name and age of the `imported’ bride still remain top secret! But the report from the ground was definitely a coup as there has not been any report about the wedding from such closed up quarter in any main stream or side-stream media. The main stream media prefer to give the function the low profile treatment as though on cue from Taib himself. The web site has not provided any clarifications on what happened to it thus far.
The Sarawak Report web site has re-emerged in a new appearance-but still inaccessible. The attack continues. Earlier in the morning the web site was revived for some time where readers can read and leave comments. However later attempt to open the web site meet up with the `new look’ where logging in is not possible. But the new look seems to suggest a hacking job on the web site instead of a DOS attack as happened previously.
Chinese Section of Malaysiakini could have suffered from some 3rd party ads which trigger an ads about the web site being an `attack web site’. After some clarification with the internet administrators, according to the editor, the web site is back in circulation as of this morning. The web site run a clarification and apologies to the readers.
Compared to earlier days of internet such attacks would have raised more alarm than today. Such attacks are now very common place and the ways to deal with them are available though the attacks could still cause inconveniences and anxieties. But at the bottom of it the motivation to shut up some party/ies telling some stinging truths remain. The readers will, out of the attacks, remain more `faithful’ than before, however!