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** Like Indonesia, Tumblr used to be blocked in Malaysia due to the sheer amount of NSFW content on the site. The ban was rescinded when Tumblr restructured, declared that such content are no longer allowed, and purged them from the site.


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* The Taiwanese indie fighting game ''Fight Of Gods'' has become the first game to be banned in Malaysia since ''Postal'' as various religious leaders in the country demand that the government ban it for being disrespectful towards religion as a whole. Gamers are of course generally not pleased and backlash is brewing. The government then decided to block UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} as a whole when Valve did not respond to their e-mails. In a rather idiotic move, the Steam ban came into effect ''4 hours after Valve quietly removed the game from the Malaysian store'', and while most people claim that their Steam library wasn't blocked and that they could still get to their already downloaded games, people who were in the midst of reformatting their PC were suddenly locked out of getting the Steam installer, which in effect locked them out of the games they bought. Additionally there were reports that those using the Steam Mobile App for two-factor authentication were also locked out as they couldn't launch the app to validate their login on their PC, also locking them out of their games. The ban was rescinded at noon the next day, but the MCMC refused to acknowledge the guffaw and instead threatened Valve that they would block Steam again if they should allow anyone who try to publish games like these in Malaysia again, as well as threatening to jail and fine gamers who dare to try to import the game. This along with all the insult and mockery Malaysian gamers received from those in other countries. The hornets' nest has been stirred...

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* The Taiwanese indie fighting game ''Fight Of Gods'' has become the first game to be banned in Malaysia since ''Postal'' as various religious leaders in the country demand that the government ban it for being disrespectful towards religion as a whole. Gamers are of course generally not pleased and backlash is brewing. The government then decided to block UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} as a whole when Valve did not respond to their e-mails. In a rather idiotic move, the Steam ban came into effect ''4 hours after Valve quietly removed the game from the Malaysian store'', and while most people claim that their Steam library wasn't blocked and that they could still get to their already downloaded games, people who were in the midst of reformatting their PC were suddenly locked out of getting the Steam installer, which in effect locked them out of the games they bought. Additionally there were reports that those using the Steam Mobile App for two-factor authentication were also locked out as they couldn't launch the app to validate their login on their PC, also locking them out of their games. The ban was rescinded at noon the next day, but the MCMC refused to acknowledge the guffaw and instead threatened Valve that they would block Steam again if they should allow anyone who try to publish games like these in Malaysia again, as well as threatening to jail and fine gamers who dare to try to import the game. This along with all the insult and mockery Malaysian gamers received from those in other countries. The hornets' nest has been stirred...This is widely believed to be one of the points that caused the corrupt Najib regime to be toppled in the next general election.


* The national broadcaster stopped playing Luis Fonzi's ''Despacito'' (especially the English version featuring Music/JustinBieber) on its radio stations due to the lyrics containing suggestive context. Good news: Private-run radio still play the song, and YouTube is always available.

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* The national broadcaster stopped playing Luis Fonzi's ''Despacito'' (especially the English version featuring Music/JustinBieber) on its radio stations due to the lyrics containing suggestive context. Good news: Private-run radio still play the song, and YouTube Website/YouTube is always available.


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* Many music performances are banned in Malaysia due to not conforming with UsefulNotes/{{Islam}}ic values. The censors particularly target female singers who might [[UsefulNotes/IslamicDress dress a little more revealingly than they would like]]. Then again, if a group or genre is really popular in Malaysia (like KPop), [[DoubleStandard they can get away with more]].

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* Many music performances are banned in Malaysia due to not conforming with UsefulNotes/{{Islam}}ic values. The censors particularly target female singers who might [[UsefulNotes/IslamicDress dress a little more revealingly than they would like]]. Then again, if a group or genre is really popular in Malaysia (like KPop), [[DoubleStandard they can get away with more]]. This policy also has slowly gone away with the new government being elected in May 2018.



** An independent inquiry revealed that over 6500 websites have been blocked. Most of them pertain to online gambling, pornography, LGBT culture, promotion of religions other than Islam, or criticism of the government.
** In 2014, ex-Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad tried to convince the government to ban Website/{{Facebook}}; public outcry led him to back down, and the government had to assure the populace that they wouldn't ban it. Oddly, the reason he wanted Facebook banned was that it wouldn't let him post a link to his website because it was hosted in the Cocos Islands, which is notorious for hosting scam sites.
** The government blocked independent news site ''The Sarawak Report'' for being critical of the government and exposing corruption. The site defied the ban by mirroring its content on blogging site medium.com, who refused to stop them -- and got banned in Malaysia itself. However the ban was rescinded after the despotic Najib regime was overthrown in the 2018 elections.

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** An independent inquiry revealed that over 6500 websites have been blocked. Most of them pertain to online gambling, pornography, LGBT culture, promotion of religions other than Islam, or criticism of the government.
(former) government. Internet freedom increased after the 2018 elections where the Barisan Nasional Government was unseated by the Pakatan Harapan Coalition after 61 years of rule.
** In 2014, ex-Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad tried to convince the government to ban Website/{{Facebook}}; public outcry led him to back down, and the government had to assure the populace that they wouldn't ban it. Oddly, the reason he wanted Facebook banned was that it wouldn't let him post a link to his website because it was hosted in the Cocos Islands, which is notorious for hosting scam sites.
sites. Four years later, strangely enough, Facebook became one of the reasons why his newly formed political coalition won the 2018 generalelections.
** The former government blocked independent news site ''The Sarawak Report'' for being critical of the government and exposing corruption. The site defied the ban by mirroring its content on blogging site medium.com, who refused to stop them -- and got banned in Malaysia itself. However the ban was rescinded after the despotic Najib regime was overthrown in the 2018 elections.


* Notably not banned are ''VideoGame/Hitman2SilentAssassin'' (depicting an assassination done by 47 inside the Twin Towers), ''VideoGame/JustCause2'' (Panau is a mishmash of various Southeast Asian countries, including Malaysia), and ''[=SOCOM=] 4: [=US=] Navy [=SEALS=]'' (where the capital city is turned into a warzone).

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* Notably not banned are ''VideoGame/Hitman2SilentAssassin'' (depicting an assassination done by 47 inside the Petronas Twin Towers), ''VideoGame/JustCause2'' (Panau is a mishmash of various Southeast Asian countries, including Malaysia), and ''[=SOCOM=] 4: [=US=] Navy [=SEALS=]'' (where the capital city is turned into a warzone).


* Related to the ''Bersih'' coverage issue above, the same provider mysteriously dropped ''BBC Entertainment Asia'' from its channel line-up and replaced it with ''ITV Granada'' after Creator/JeremyClarkson smashed up a ''Perodua Kancil'', A car from one of the two national car firms, on an episode of ''Series/TopGear''. The satellite provider denied an upfront ban, citing that the channel has nothing new to offer, which is a very peculiar statement for a network that airs the award-winning Series/DoctorWho, and was in the middle of a new season when it was dropped. The network remained unavailable until a rival Pay TV provider picked up the channel two years later (and ''Top Gear'' had been moved to its sister channel, ''BBC Knowledge''). Local fans of the channel and its shows speculate that there is some foul play going on. The car-smashing episode did not stop a terrestrial station from airing the show though.

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* Related to the ''Bersih'' coverage issue above, the same provider mysteriously dropped ''BBC Entertainment Asia'' from its channel line-up and replaced it with ''ITV Granada'' after Creator/JeremyClarkson smashed up a ''Perodua Kancil'', A car from one of the two national car firms, on an episode of ''Series/TopGear''. The satellite provider denied an upfront ban, citing that the channel has nothing new to offer, which is a very peculiar statement for a network that airs the award-winning Series/DoctorWho, and was in the middle of a new season when it was dropped. The network remained unavailable until a rival Pay TV provider picked up the channel two years later (and ''Top Gear'' had been moved to its sister channel, ''BBC Knowledge''). Local fans of the channel and its shows speculate that there is some foul play going on. The car-smashing episode did not stop a terrestrial station from airing the show though.though, or Malaysian versions of the magazine from being printed (although there is no doubt that the articles in the magazine are censored and any article criticizing local cars are removed anyway).


* A notable aversion is that ''Mein Kampf'' can be found in major bookstores.

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* A notable aversion is that ''Mein Kampf'' can be found in major bookstores.[[note]]This is largely due to influences from the governments of the Arab states, of which Malaysia joined the coalition, OIC, in 1989, who are using the Zionist Conspiracy and Jewish-are-bad cards, along with the religion card, as a play plan to justify their war against Israel, over the piece of land known as the Gaza Strip.[[/note]]


* Notably not banned are ''VideoGame/Hitman2'' (depicting an assassination done by 47 inside the Twin Towers), ''VideoGame/JustCause2'' (Panau is a mishmash of various Southeast Asian countries, including Malaysia), and ''[=SOCOM=] 4: [=US=] Navy [=SEALS=]'' (where the capital city is turned into a warzone).

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* Notably not banned are ''VideoGame/Hitman2'' ''VideoGame/Hitman2SilentAssassin'' (depicting an assassination done by 47 inside the Twin Towers), ''VideoGame/JustCause2'' (Panau is a mishmash of various Southeast Asian countries, including Malaysia), and ''[=SOCOM=] 4: [=US=] Navy [=SEALS=]'' (where the capital city is turned into a warzone).


* Notably not banned are ''VideoGame/Hitman2'' (depicting an assassination done by 47 inside the Twin Towers), ''VideoGame/JustCause 2'' (Panau is a mishmash of various Southeast Asian countries, including Malaysia), and ''[=SOCOM=] 4: [=US=] Navy [=SEALS=]'' (where the capital city is turned into a warzone).

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* Notably not banned are ''VideoGame/Hitman2'' (depicting an assassination done by 47 inside the Twin Towers), ''VideoGame/JustCause 2'' ''VideoGame/JustCause2'' (Panau is a mishmash of various Southeast Asian countries, including Malaysia), and ''[=SOCOM=] 4: [=US=] Navy [=SEALS=]'' (where the capital city is turned into a warzone).


** The government blocked independent news site ''The Sarawak Report'' for being critical of the government and exposing corruption. The site defied the ban by mirroring its content on blogging site medium.com, who refused to stop them -- and got banned in Malaysia itself.

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** The government blocked independent news site ''The Sarawak Report'' for being critical of the government and exposing corruption. The site defied the ban by mirroring its content on blogging site medium.com, who refused to stop them -- and got banned in Malaysia itself. However the ban was rescinded after the despotic Najib regime was overthrown in the 2018 elections.


* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' is a weird case. Two providers carry Creator/ComedyCentral; one outright blocks it and replaces it with other shows, while the other not only shows it with minimal edits, but also outright advertises the fact that it's the only carrier to show ''South Park'' in Malaysia. You can also find some episodes and the movie on DVD in certain video outlets. This is in spite of ''South Park'' perhaps being one of the most hostile shows to Islam the West has ever produced. That said, it should be noted that the Muslim population from Generation Y onwards are more moderate and open, and many even understand SelfDeprecation humor. It's the conservative generations, who are still alive and running the country, that are offended by these. Sadly however, the millennials are back to the old conservative mindset. CNN did a study on this and found that this is because most of them went to the Middle East for their college and university education, and thus were brainwashed by the Saudi government and came back extremist-conservative.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' is a weird case. Two providers carry Creator/ComedyCentral; one outright blocks it and replaces it with other shows, while the other not only shows it with minimal edits, but also outright advertises the fact that it's the only carrier to show ''South Park'' in Malaysia. You can also find some episodes and the movie on DVD in certain video outlets. This is in spite of ''South Park'' perhaps being one of the most hostile shows to Islam the West has ever produced. That said, it should be noted that the Muslim population from Generation Y onwards are more moderate and open, and many even understand SelfDeprecation humor. It's the conservative generations, who are still alive and running the country, that are offended by these. Sadly however, the millennials are back to the old conservative mindset. CNN did a study on this and found that this is because most of them went to the Middle East for their college and university education, and thus were brainwashed by the Saudi government during their stay and thus came back extremist-conservative.


* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' is a weird case. Two providers carry Creator/ComedyCentral; one outright blocks it and replaces it with other shows, while the other not only shows it with minimal edits, but also outright advertises the fact that it's the only carrier to show ''South Park'' in Malaysia. You can also find some episodes and the movie on DVD in certain video outlets. This is in spite of ''South Park'' perhaps being one of the most hostile shows to Islam the West has ever produced. That said, it should be noted that the Muslim population from Generation Y onwards are more moderate and open, and many even understand SelfDeprecation humor. It's the conservative generations, who are still alive and running the country, that are offended by these. Sadly however, the millennials are back to the old conservative mindset. CNN did a study on this and found that this is because most of them went to the Middle East for their college and university education, and thus were brainwashed and came back as an extremist-conservative.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' is a weird case. Two providers carry Creator/ComedyCentral; one outright blocks it and replaces it with other shows, while the other not only shows it with minimal edits, but also outright advertises the fact that it's the only carrier to show ''South Park'' in Malaysia. You can also find some episodes and the movie on DVD in certain video outlets. This is in spite of ''South Park'' perhaps being one of the most hostile shows to Islam the West has ever produced. That said, it should be noted that the Muslim population from Generation Y onwards are more moderate and open, and many even understand SelfDeprecation humor. It's the conservative generations, who are still alive and running the country, that are offended by these. Sadly however, the millennials are back to the old conservative mindset. CNN did a study on this and found that this is because most of them went to the Middle East for their college and university education, and thus were brainwashed by the Saudi government and came back as an extremist-conservative.


* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' is a weird case. Two providers carry Creator/ComedyCentral; one outright blocks it and replaces it with other shows, while the other not only shows it with minimal edits, but also outright advertises the fact that it's the only carrier to show ''South Park'' in Malaysia. You can also find some episodes and the movie on DVD in certain video outlets. This is in spite of ''South Park'' perhaps being one of the most hostile shows to Islam the West has ever produced. That said, it should be noted that the Muslim population from Generation Y onwards are more moderate and open, and many even understand SelfDeprecation humor. It's the conservative generations, who are still alive and running the country, that are offended by these.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' is a weird case. Two providers carry Creator/ComedyCentral; one outright blocks it and replaces it with other shows, while the other not only shows it with minimal edits, but also outright advertises the fact that it's the only carrier to show ''South Park'' in Malaysia. You can also find some episodes and the movie on DVD in certain video outlets. This is in spite of ''South Park'' perhaps being one of the most hostile shows to Islam the West has ever produced. That said, it should be noted that the Muslim population from Generation Y onwards are more moderate and open, and many even understand SelfDeprecation humor. It's the conservative generations, who are still alive and running the country, that are offended by these. Sadly however, the millennials are back to the old conservative mindset. CNN did a study on this and found that this is because most of them went to the Middle East for their college and university education, and thus were brainwashed and came back as an extremist-conservative.


* ''VideoGame/FightOfGods'' has become the first game to be banned in Malaysia since ''Postal'' as various religious leaders in the country demand that the government ban it for being disrespectful towards religion as a whole. Gamers are of course generally not pleased and backlash is brewing. The government then decided to block UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} as a whole when Valve did not respond to their e-mails. In a rather idiotic move, the Steam ban came into effect ''4 hours after Valve quietly removed the game from the Malaysian store'', and while most people claim that their Steam library wasn't blocked and that they could still get to their already downloaded games, people who were in the midst of reformatting their PC were suddenly locked out of getting the Steam installer, which in effect locked them out of the games they bought. Additionally there were reports that those using the Steam Mobile App for two-factor authentication were also locked out as they couldn't launch the app to validate their login on their PC, also locking them out of their games. The ban was rescinded at noon the next day, but the MCMC refused to acknowledge the guffaw and instead threatened Valve that they would block Steam again if they should allow anyone who try to publish games like these in Malaysia again, as well as threatening to jail and fine gamers who dare to try to import the game. This along with all the insult and mockery Malaysian gamers received from those in other countries. The hornets' nest has been stirred...

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* ''VideoGame/FightOfGods'' The Taiwanese indie fighting game ''Fight Of Gods'' has become the first game to be banned in Malaysia since ''Postal'' as various religious leaders in the country demand that the government ban it for being disrespectful towards religion as a whole. Gamers are of course generally not pleased and backlash is brewing. The government then decided to block UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} as a whole when Valve did not respond to their e-mails. In a rather idiotic move, the Steam ban came into effect ''4 hours after Valve quietly removed the game from the Malaysian store'', and while most people claim that their Steam library wasn't blocked and that they could still get to their already downloaded games, people who were in the midst of reformatting their PC were suddenly locked out of getting the Steam installer, which in effect locked them out of the games they bought. Additionally there were reports that those using the Steam Mobile App for two-factor authentication were also locked out as they couldn't launch the app to validate their login on their PC, also locking them out of their games. The ban was rescinded at noon the next day, but the MCMC refused to acknowledge the guffaw and instead threatened Valve that they would block Steam again if they should allow anyone who try to publish games like these in Malaysia again, as well as threatening to jail and fine gamers who dare to try to import the game. This along with all the insult and mockery Malaysian gamers received from those in other countries. The hornets' nest has been stirred...


* Shortly following the ''[=BatB=]'' remake example above, the ''Film/PowerRangers'' film was also destined to the chopping board due to the Yellow Ranger being a lesbian. Again, after heavy barrages of lament and anger, the censors decided to leave it be, and the film was screened in full. What didn't escape, however, was the "Mighty Morphin'" part of the title being reinstated, which caused the same illiterate helicopter moms [[InsaneTrollLogic who claimed that the title would drive kids to do drugs]] coming out of the woodwork and protesting, causing Malaysia to pick up the UK release which also removed the "Mighty Morphin'" part of the title due to similar protests being held there (because there are people in the UK who can't speak English, surprisingly).

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* Shortly following the ''[=BatB=]'' remake example above, the ''Film/PowerRangers'' film was also destined to the chopping board due to the Yellow Ranger being a lesbian. Again, after heavy barrages of lament and anger, the censors decided to leave it be, and the film was screened in full. What didn't escape, however, was the "Mighty Morphin'" part of the title being reinstated, which caused the same illiterate helicopter moms [[InsaneTrollLogic who claimed that the title would drive kids to do drugs]] coming to come out of the woodwork and protesting, protest, causing Malaysia to pick up the UK release which also removed the "Mighty Morphin'" part of the title due to similar protests being held there (because there are people in the UK who can't speak English, surprisingly).

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