Mahathir: Blocking of news portal shows Malaysia becoming dictatorship like North Korea

(From the Malay Mail Online)

KUALA LUMPUR–The blocking of news portals like The Malaysian Insider (TMI) shows that Malaysia is heading towards become a dictatorship like North Korea, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.

Mahathir speaks to reporters in Kuala Lumpur on Feb. 26

Mahathir speaks to reporters in Kuala Lumpur on Feb. 26

The former prime minister said the block on TMI yesterday by the government showed that they were afraid of the “truth”, and likened Malaysia to North Korea.

“It is going in that (North Korea) direction.The government is afraid that people might know the truth. That’s why they have to block. It is to safeguard what they are doing. To hide what they are doing.

“They don’t allow people to tell the people what is happening in the country,” he told reporters after launching an event at KLCC today. Read more

 



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