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Article From Sarawak Watch
I respect Julian Assange and admire his WikiLeaks. They don’t throw out opinions or make public pronouncements of guilt. They do not hide behind a wall of anonymity. The transparency of democracy they profess in is found within the way they work
Not so with our local version of Wikileaks – Sarawak Report.
Who is Sarawak Report anyway? No one knows – except the man (or woman) behind it and the people supporting it with illicitly obtained or doctored documents which are published with malicious intent.
A basic search on the internet revealed that the website is registered in the UK under Christian Nolle Enterprises in London while technical management is handled by Webfusion Limited based in Uxbridge, Middlesex.
Christian Nolle is a high end web design company which also designs for the Kofi Annan Foundation, Oxford Research Group, Oxford’s Sustainable Security and Nelson Mandela’s The Elders, among others. They offer not only excellent website designs but also a very strict confidentiality policy and none of this comes cheap, with prices beginning at an estimated £3000 on designs alone, according to a web analyst I talked to recently, unless he said, foreigners were sponsoring it.
Which brings us back to our original question: who is behind Sarawak Report?
Sarawak Report, we Sarawakians are no lackeys, and Sarawak is far from being the Evil Empire. We do not need self appointed “Jedi Knights” slashing away at the fabric of our society, disturbing the delicate balance which we have fought so hard to achieve.
Instead of wasting money on the website, use it for the rakyat. Just in case you forgot, we can’t eat bits, bytes or bandwidth？