By Sim Kwang Yang
I received in my email the following excellent article by Bernice Low on the battle in the Internet world in Malaysia. The object of her attention is the newly launched net portal the Malaysian Mirror, for which I write a weekly column. Naturally, I feel the irony of the situation, me – a die hard anti-BN man writing for Ong Tee Kiat the MCA President to further the cause of the BN, if her speculation and assumptions turn out to be true. We will see.
If you can’t beat them…
…join em. And that’s what the MCA (Malaysian Chinese Association) is going to do, it would seem.
According to a news report on the Malaysianinsider.com, the MCA is going into the online news game. A friend in the media line confirmed that hiring is ongoing for the Malaysian Mirror, the name that has been chosen for the new newsportal. A search on MYNIC shows that the domain name Malaysianmirror.com.my is available. A search on WHOIS, however, shows the top-level domain (TLD) name Malaysianmirror.com to be unavailable. It was recently purchased on March 3, 2009, and is registered to a Web domain hosting firm in (ironically) Penang.