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Sunday June 29, 2014 MYT 7:07:00 PM
Sunday June 29, 2014 MYT 7:18:40 PM
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is prepared to provide technical and forensic assistance to the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) to curb the use of social websites for militant activities.
MCMC Monitoring and Enforcement Division chief Zulkarnain Mohd Yasin said, however, the agency’s involvement in monitoring and checking the activity could only be carried out with the agreement of the police because it was under their (police) jurisdiction.
“Militant or terrorist activities can be investigated under Section 130 of the Penal Code. But, to date, the MCMC has not received any application from the police or relevant Islamic religious departments on the matter,” he told Bernama, Sunday.
He was commenting on a newspaper report Friday on the openness of Malaysian militants in Syria in sharing their “jihad” (holy war) experience in that country on social websites lately.
However, Zulkarnain stressed that blocking was limited because every social website, such as Facebook and YouTube, had their own terms and conditions of use.
“Not all the content uploaded onto Facebook or YouTube can be blocked because this can adversely affect other content on the social website for other users,” he said.
Nevertheless, the administrator of the social websites can take firm action against the owners of the account uploading content which was militant in nature, he said.
In this regard, the public was also encouraged to report directly to Facebook and YouTube those social media accounts which flouted the terms and conditions of their use.
On Friday, Deputy Home Minister Datuk Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar was quoted as saying police were tracking websites and blogs promoting fake “jihad” and militant movements to the public.
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