‘Dirty Tricks’ on Malaysia’s Campaign Trail

FAR EAST ASIA CORRESPONDENT — Allegations of dirty tricks have emerged in the campaigns for the May 5 Malaysian elections after a number of websites were hacked and broadcasts by radio stations were apparently jammed.

Websites belonging to Radio Free Malaysia, Radio Free Sarawak and the news portal Sarawak Report, among others, were subjected to DDOS (distributed denial of service) attacks, which editors blamed on the Malaysian government.

Read more from Luke Hunt in The Diplomat.

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