Harsh, Racist Comments Caused Dr Mahathir’s Blog Locked By Blogspot?
I didn’t know that Dr M’s blog, chedet.com, was locked up by blogspot, until I visited the site this morning. I was very curious, and suprised to find that I was directed to http://test.chedet.com/che_det/, and I saw the following article:
Note To Visitors
On Friday June 19th, chedet.com was locked by the administration of Bloggers.com for what was termed as “suspected spam blog”. Following that chedet.com has not been able to publish any new posting pending approval by Bloggers.com.
Depsite repeated appeals Bloggers.com have yet to “unlock” chedet.com to allow for posting of new comments. Due to this measures have been taken to migrate chedet.com from Bloggers.com in an effort to avoid further disruption, hence the new page set up.
Chedet.com apologises to all readers and commentators for the inconvenience caused. Chedet.com would like to notify readers that comments for previous postings have not been attached currently while the technical team resolves certain matters. As for new postings commentators are only required to follow the simple registration steps accordingly before submitting comments.
In line with this chedet.com would like to remind commentators that critical comments are welcome but in efforts to maintain the integrity of this site and to promote healthy debate, readers are urged to refrain from using deragotary terms, name-calling and racial and seditious remarks. Such comments including comments that are UNRELATED to the posting WILL NOT be given priority…Chedet.com
It was locked on 19th June and not yet unlocked till today. The reason is unknown. Though I am not a keen follower of his blog, I think I did at least scan through the titles of his articles. Basically there is nothing, at least to me, that could have caused the ban. So, what could have been the reason? I am thinking that, it could be the harsh, racist comments left by readers. Could be. Or, it could be due to the interference of a certain ruling party?