Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s blog, chedet.cc, which could not be accessed for several hours now, is currently being recovered, said the former premier's spokesman, Sufi Yusof.

When asked what was wrong with the site which has been inaccessible since about 4.30pm, Sufi said the server is currently undergoing a “cleanup process”.

“We detected some unusual activity on the blog site and are now doing what’s necessary to fix it. We hope for the blog to be up and running again as soon as possible,” he told Astro AWANI when contacted.

He said the matter was not referred to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

“We are trying to sort this out on our own first,” said Sufi.

Earlier, the MCMC, when contacted, said they had nothing to do with the situation regarding the blog site.

It is noted that Dr Mahathir’s blog became inaccessible after he published his latest posting today. The blog post had criticised the government and its strategic development company, 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

Up to 7pm today, chedet.cc was only operating intermittently.