March 13, 2013

Malaysia Company Knowingly Profiting from the Taliban


Image literally stolen from the Taliban

UPDATE by Rusty 3/13/13: Despite several assurances that this was being escalated to a "Senior Administrator", SKS Technology in Malaysia continues to illegally provide the Taliban with business services.

If you haven't done so already, please take the time to complain to the company using the following information below.

Also, please take a few moments to let the Malaysian Ambassador to the US Datuk Othman Hashim know how you feel about his country turning a blind eye to their businesses violating international agreements and continuing to do business with the Taliban:



A Malaysian company is illegally profiting from doing business with the Taliban, a group which today claims to have killed 5 Americans. You can help by following the simple instructions below.

The Taliban's official English language website is hosted in Malaysia: = IP

The company providing DNS and webhosting services to the Taliban is: owned by SKSA Technology in Selangaor, MY which has a Ministry of Finance Malaysia Registration No : 357-02118312

Complaints can be directed to:

A number of other official Taliban websites are hosted by SKSA Technology's platform at the same IP, including:

The company has been notified that it is doing business with the Taliban, but has either not received the complaints or is willfully ignoring Malaysian and international law prohibiting companies to provide services to the Taliban.

Below is a proposed letter which may be sent to the company at

Dear Sir/Madame,

You are violating Malaysian and International law by providing business services to "The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan", better known as the Taliban.

The following U.N. Security Council Resolutions prohibit any individual or company from doing any business with the Taliban: 1267 (1999), 1333 (2000), 1390 (2002), 1455 (2003), 1526 (2004), 1617 (2005), 1735 (2006) and 1822 (2008). Specifically, the resolutions order member countries to "freeze without delay the funds and other financial assets or economic resources, including funds derived from property owned or controlled directly or indirectly" of the Taliban. Malaysia also has domestic laws implementing the above UN Resolutions.

The following websites are either directly hosted by your company or being given DNS service to them in violation of the law and are associated with the following IP address:

Again, these are the OFFICIAL websites of the Taliban.

Please cease and desist providing any webhosting services to this internationally outlawed organization.

Thank you,

Please send the above letter, signed by you and forward the letter and link to your friends.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 06:58 PM | Comments |