Google Malaysia has blocked YouTube access to the controversial “Innocence of Muslims” video clip in response to a complaint from the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

Those trying to load the video from a Malaysian Internet Protocol (IP) address would see a message that reads: “This content is not available in your country due to a legal complaint. Sorry about that.”

Google Communications and Public Affairs head Zeffri Yusof confirmed the videos had been blocked in Malaysia as he was quoted as saying “Where we have launched YouTube locally and we are notified that a video is illegal in that country, we will restrict access to it after a thorough review,”.

The video has also been blocked in various other countries, including Indonesia, India, and Egypt.

The MCMC had filed an official complaint with Google on Saturday over the video.

– The Star