I hope to the Gods that this is a joke; if it’s isn’t, it’s STILL funny:
Alert over Uncyclopedia on Malaysia
Jan 15, 2008 13:39
Malaysia’s Internal Security Ministry, which is the custodian of laws governing print media, has found its fingers on the online pie.
There was a directive that alerted newspaper editors on an online resource, the sarcasm-filled Uncyclopedia, warning readers of “untruths, insults and ridicule” about the country.
The press statement, picked up by a vernacular paper, highlighted that the Uncyclopedia covers Malaysia’s history, culture, politics, leaders, composition of the Cabinet, national anthem, and names and characteristics of the national flag, in which some information has been found erroneous.
The statement said Uncyclopedia has effectively trespassed Malaysia’s esteem with an agenda to cause disunity of the country. As such, the ministry advised the editors not to surf or download information from Uncyclopedia.
Interestingly, the Government did not provide any clue as to how to mitigate people’s access to Uncyclopedia, which was mooted by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.