Since the general election is looming soon, I figured it would be fun to take a few minutes to check out the web sites of Malaysian political parties, and what platform they’re running on.
UMNO is a member of the ruling coalition, Barisan Nasional (National Front). It has its web site at www.umno-online.com.
UMNO’s web site runs on: Apache/1.3.37 (Unix) mod_perl/1.29
MCA is also a member of the Barisan Nasional and has its web site at www.mca.org.my.
The MCA web site is powered by: Microsoft-IIS/6.0 (also has ASP.NET and MicrosoftSharePointTeamServices features)
The third biggest member of the BN coalition is MIC which has its web site at www.mic.org.my.
MIC’s web site runs on: Apache/2.0.52 (Red Hat) with PHP 4.3.9
Gerakan (also a BN member) is quite secretive about its web server software version. Its response headers merely mentioned: Apache.
Also on the anonymous Apache bandwagon is the PPP web site. However, from the response header we know this BN component party’s web site is powered by PHP 4.4.8.
Located at www.bumiputerasarawak.org.my, the PBB’s web site also runs on an unknown version of Apache. PBB is also a BN coalition member.
This BN component party has its web site at www.pbs-sabah.org.
The PBS web site response header states that it runs
Rapidsite/Apa/1.3.33; which is essentially a modified version of Apache 1.3.33.
The first opposition web site we’re examined belongs to the DAP which is located at dapmalaysia.org. It is powered by Apache/1.3.39.PKR
Another member of the opposition is PKR and its web site is located at the following URL: www.keadilanrakyat.org. PKR’s web site also runs on Apache (version 1.3.39) along with PHP 5.2.5.
Last but not least to be checked out was PAS’ web site which is located at www.pas.org.my.
PAS’ web site runs on Apache 2.2.8. Interestingly, they’re the only party which runs a Suhosin-patched version of PHP (5.2.5). PAS must have a webmaster with a high level of security awareness 😉
This post has absolutely nothing to do with politics. In case you didn’t notice, all links to the political parties’ web sites mentioned above has been
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