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Laman Pro Reformasi Diiktiraf Tripod
By Man Kubur
21/3/2001 5:49 am Wed
Beberapa laman pro reformasi kembali pulih hari ini
setelah tripod memohon maaf. Walau bagaimanapun
masih terdapat beberapa laman yang masih digelapkan,
termasuk satu laman tidak merbahaya kepada kerajaan,
iaitu laman doa yasin di alyasin.tripod.com.
Tetapi beberapa laman ceramah ugama tidak diusik pula.
Apakah ini bermakna mereka takut laman doa juga? Mungkin
kerana bimbang doa yang mustajab agaknya?
Soalnya apakah ini kesilapan teknikal atau tidak?
Pada pendapat saya ia bukan kesilapan teknikal kerana
laman pro-Umno tidak diapa-apakan pula.
Jangan lupa sebelum ini pemuda Umno, Zulkifli Alwi ada membuat
lapuran polis mengenai satu surat palsu yang diedarkan di laman
tranung kite. Sila rujuk rencana KM2 3890 bertajuk Surat Palsu
Umno Buat Lapuran Polis pada 3/3/2001.
Peristiwa ini menunjukkan beberapa perkara yang memalukan
EMEL/SURAT TRIPOD KEPADA PENGENDALI
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 05:43:26 -0500 (EST)
subject: Your Tripod Membership
We apologize for the removal of your site over the weekend.
Due to some technical errors, we mistakenly removed several
member sites and are in the process of restoring them. We
did not single out you or your site, please accept our
apologies, your site has now been restored.
The Tripod Team
The Singapore Straits Times
20th March 2001
Pro-Anwar websites closed by US hosting service
Webmasters of the affected sites may have breached the rules which
prohibit websites from loading material that is hateful or defamatory
By Brendan Pereira
KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's reformasi movement is in a spot. More than a
dozen websites which have been attacking the Mahathir government on
the Internet without respite for two years have been shutdown.
They have been closed not by the government, but by Tripod, a free
hosting service which is owned by Lycos Inc of the United States.
Webmasters of the sites have been accused of abusing the facilities of
the servers and may have breached the rules which prohibit websites
from loading material that is hateful, defamatory or which flouts
intellectual property rights.
It is understood that since Saturday, Internet users have not been
able to access Mahafiraun 2020, Mahazalimtwo, Pemuda Keadilan and a
number of other websites.
All these sites had been at the forefront of the effort to discredit
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
They sprouted up like mushrooms after rain several weeks after Anwar
Ibrahim was sacked as the deputy prime minister for sexual misconduct
in September 1998.
Most of the webmasters sympathise with Parti Keadilan Nasional, the
political party that was set up by Anwar's wife.
Yesterday, the political party reacted strongly to news that its most
effective means of sniping at the heels of the Premier had been
In a letter to the executive chairman of Lycos - a leading Web company
- the party's youth wing pleaded that service to the affected websites
'If Lycos has been at the receiving end of pressure from the ruling
party of Prime Minister Mahathir, then the company should make known
to the world the threats and insinuations it has received, ' said Mr
Lokman Noor, youth secretary of Parti Keadilan.
He said that 250,000 Malaysians depended on the websites for their
daily diet of news.
'All these websites are known defenders and champions of democracy
against the ruling party of Malaysia.'
That certainly was not how Umno Youth viewed the websites. Mr Zulkifli
Alwi, the movement's assistant secretary, applauded Tripod's decision
to shut down more than a dozen pro-opposition websites.
He said: 'Umno Youth urges other web servers to also act responsibly
and take firm action against those who abuse the freedom to
'If such strong action is not taken, many websites will just become
like poison letters and will only function to spread false news,
slander and be seditious.'
In recent weeks, Malaysian authorities have come down hard on several
pro-reformasi websites that allegedly encouraged people to take to the
streets and topple the government.