Steam has been unblocked by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission. This comes after Valve placed a geoblock on the controversial Fight of Gods, which the government claims would have threatened the racial harmony in the country.
The MCMC had originally given Valve 24 hours to block downloads of the offending game, and it would have appeared that the game distributor failed to meet the deadline. Which is what caused the original MCMC block.
steam had disabled the download of the game in Malaysia in accordance with our warning & request last night.Will uplift the blocking today.
— Salleh Said Keruak (@sallehsaid) September 8, 2017
Valve responded rapidly to the new situation by placing the geoblock within a matter of hours, which is why the Steam DNS block was removed this morning.
The DNS block didn’t do much damage to Steam itself, as it mainly prevented Malaysians from accessing the Steam Store. Game libraries and online play was not affected by the action.