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On 19 October, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) requested that the Lowyat.NET article, ‘Personal data of millions of Malaysians up for sale, source of breach still unknown’, be taken down, pending investigations as to whether the article amounts to an advertising to sell private information. An hour later, the article which was reposted by Free Malaysia Today (FMT), was also taken down. The MCMC urged everyone not to make speculations on the matter until the authorities completed their investigation. The article was restored on Lowyat.NET on 20 October, with the MCMC’s approval.