KUALA LUMPUR, March 13, 2015:
The blog site of former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is not accessible, with a message earlier stating that the account has been suspended.
Visitors who access the site at chedet.cc would see an empty web page with the message “This Account Has Been Suspended”.
However, at present, the message has been replaced with one that says “Error establishing a database connection.”
Dr Mahathir’s aide Sufi Yusof, when contacted, said that this was an issue with the webmaster.
“There was unusual traffic and the server could have crashed,” he said.
Dr Mahathir’s blog is hosted by Iweb in Canada, and The Rakyat Post contacted their support team who said that “the server was recently de-suspended.”
“Now we are working to solve a database issue,” the support team said, and checks with the website again shows that it no longer displays the suspended message, however is still not accessible.
It is unknown the reasons behind why the website was facing issues.
As of this afternoon, it was still accessible with Dr Mahathir’s latest posting titled ‘1MDB’, in reference to the country’s sovereign fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad.
In it, Dr Mahathir voiced his concern on the attacks against the fund, asking Putrajaya to clear the air with regards to the allegations being made by the Opposition.
When contacted, Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) Strategic Communications senior director Sheikh Raffie Abd Rahman said the Commission had no information on this at the moment, but would shed light on the matter if information came in.