By now, you should have probably heard of the report regarding the block on BBC Trending’s kangkung (or water spinach, as it’s known in English) article. While the block seems to have been lifted around noon time today, one might wonder on who is directly responsible for the move which has been seen by many as the opposite of bill no 7 – to ensure no censorship of the Internet – in the MSC Malaysia Bill of Guarantees.
One of the first organization that responded to the issue is the Malaysia Communication and Multimedia Commission through a brief text message to The Malay Mail Online. In the reply by its head of strategic communication, Sheikh Raffie Abdul Rahman stated there is no such block to his knowledge.
In a separate response to BBC Trending, MCMC did acknowledged the issue but has also pointed out once again that the organization didn’t blocked the said story or asked ISPs to do so. Meanwhile, TM has also responded to The Malay Mail Online’s query by stating that t
he company is currently investigating the matter and an official statement will be issued at a later date (UPDATE: TM has passed the baton to MCMC, apparently).
With that…well, I don’t think the current limelight on kangkung will be gone anytime soon.