Malaysiakini down a day after court victory

Malaysiakini’s web sites suffered a server problem temporarily this afternoon, a day after the High Court in Kuala Lumpur criticised the Home Ministry for rejecting the site’s application for a newspaper publishing licence.

Malaysiakini technical staff were dealing with the problem. but there has been no information on whether a technical fault was the cause, or other reasons. Mkini staff said the problem lay with the host servers. The site was back by 4.15pm. Malaysiakini has often been subjected to cyberattacks especially at times of political controversy.