Government should regulate digital platform contents


KUALA LUMPUR: The authority should consider to introduce a law to regulate the contents of films and programmes provided through digital platforms, particularly ‘Video on Demand’(VOD) or ‘Video Streaming Provider’, said National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (Finas).

Its chief executive officer Dr Ahmad Idham Ahmad Nadzri said the introduction of a such law was necessary as digital contents from providers such as Netflix, which has a wider network compared to local television, were uncensored.

“The development of our children’s minds is still at risk if we only control the contents of local media platform while the (online) contents of international programmes are accessible for all.

Ahmad Idham

“This is contradicting with Finas’ direction in producing contents laden with good values,” he told reporters after officiating a seminar on families’ well-being here today.

Ahmad Idham said Finas had raised the issue during its meeting with Film Censorship Board.

Meanwhile, he said Finas is planning to hold more awareness programmes for industry players that emphasise on the importance of mutual responsibility in broadcasting contents that can generate the minds of the people. – Bernama

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