Malaysia denies censoring BBC's report on kangkong price
KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Malaysia's Internet regulator on Thursday denied accusations that it was blocking access to a BBC report about netizens in the Muslim-majority nation lampooning the country's prime minister.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's administration faces public discontent over hikes in government-controlled fuel and power prices.
He responded to the criticism in a weekend speech in which he highlighted a drop in the price of water spinach, a common dish in Malaysian cuisine known locally as "kangkong".
Malaysians soon began mocking Mr Najib - who recently came under fire for traveling with his wife on luxurious private jets at taxpayer's expense - as being out of touch with common citizens.