Govt urged to filter internet contents
By:Alexandra Lorna
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The state government through relevant Ministries and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is urged to filter internet contents with false and provocative statements.

Kalaka assemblyman Mohamad Duri said that lately the social media and internet technology had been misused by irresponsible parties.

“Our government is so open that there is no control and censorship over internet contents.

“Most other countries such as Singapore and China take a firm stance on the use of internet technology among their citizens.

“However, the openness of our government in this matter has been taken advantage of by certain parties to spread false information that is slanderous, provocative and incites racial sensitivities, customs and religious beliefs,” he said.

He said this today (Nov 24) in his debate speech in support of the Supply Bill (2023) 2022 on the fourth day of the 19th State Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting.

He then said if the matter was not monitored and controlled, it could lead to the destruction of the state’s multi-racial and multi-faith society.

“We are responsible for maintaining the harmony and unity of our society which is often an example to other countries.

“We do not want future generations to suffer due to our negligence in taking this matter for granted.”

He also said fake news and obscene materials were being spread rapidly without being blocked by any party.

“So, I believe it is time for the government through the relevant Ministries and MCMC to plan and take appropriate action so that the contents of the internet are filtered,” he said.


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