Today, I have lost faith in my Government.
When everyone else asked, I merely answered – “because I don’t subscribe to Political Ideologies, Capitalism is my God” but today, that last line has been crossed. The current Malaysian regime has decided to not only monitor but actively block and filter content on the Internet from the general public and to me, this is where I draw the line.
Based on research and confirmation from a few trusted sources, I can safely confirm that some of the leading ISPs in Malaysia are blocking Facebook pages and Youtube videos that are politically unfavorable to the ruling party – Barisan Nasional. The Opposition – the Democratic Action Party (DAP) seems to be the primary victim here although there are instances where other related content such as interviews and speeches are part of this Internet censorship.
Here is the current list of pages determined to be blocked :
Among some of the videos that are being blocked or removed :
Source : Lowyat.Net
Here is how you can bypass the Internet Censorship in Malaysia :
0) Use Web Proxies I have deployed two open proxies for you on the web so you can open any blocked webpage or video on the go without changing anything on your PC/Tablet/Phone
If this fails, use the following :
1) Facebook Security settings
If you enable HTTPS Secure Browsing on Facebook, you will be able to load those pages without any issues –
To turn on secure browsing (https):
a) Go to your Security Settings page ( > Account Settings > Security)
b) Click on the Secure Browsing section
c) Check the box provided and save your changes
2) Use the Google DNS on your laptop where possible
Full details and Step by Step Instructions by Google for Windows, Mac, Linux and your Home Routers :
3) Use Youtube Video Proxies
Use Youtube Video Proxies that are available online to watch Blocked/Slow Loading Videos :
4) Use a VPN
Using an Encrypted VPN Service and tunnelling all your network traffic through it should help you bypass the amateur blocking done by Malaysian ISPs.
Providers I have tested before :
a) BolehVPN – http://bolehvpn.net/
b) Private Internet Access – https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/
c) Mullvad – http://mullvad.net/en
NOTE : If you are a Media Agent or Political Activist and have been affected by this censorship OR need help getting through to certain sites to spread factual content over the Internet, please don’t hesitate to contact me via the links on this blog. I will be glad to sponsor VPNs and my skills where applicable for you and your Team to ensure that you get the good word out.
5) Look out for Direct Download Links to Videos that have been blocked :
Here is one by a Lowyat Forumer
This document on Google Docs : http://goo.gl/ZC1Cn
This document on Scribd : http://www.scribd.com/doc/139009035/Bypass-Malaysian-Internet-Censorship-Step-by-Step
Please spread this far and wide to all within your network.
Thursday, May 2, 2013