Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Malaysia Kini and Malaysian Insider Barred from UMNO General Assembly

Mengarut! That's all I have to say about this barring exercise which seems to be more popular nowadays. If something looked threatening, bar it, lock it, beat the hell out of it and finally ISA it. That's all they know, sad isn't it?

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 24 - The Umno headquarters has today barred six internet media organisations from covering the party's annual general assembly, said a party official.

The ban came a day after the Umno dominated government suspended the publication permits of two opposition newspapers Harakah and Suara Keadilan.

According to party official Hamid Sattar the decision not to issue press tags to members of the six agencies including The Malaysian Insider and Malaysiakini was made after a high level meeting.

"We decided not to issue press tags to the bloggers," said Hamid adding that the media organisations involved could still appeal against the decision.

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