MCMC blocks websites propagating IS ideology in Malay

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 14 Jul 2016

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission has blocked a total of 11 websites and 22 URLs involved in the propagation of Islamic State (IS) ideology in the Malay language, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak (pic).   

He said action was taken following MCMC’s monitoring of new media outlets with the cooperation of the relevant government agencies.

“It is hoped that continuous monitoring and action by MCMC and other agencies will contain the spread of the ideology by this terrorist organisation through social media,” he told Bernama on Thursday.

Salleh said the cooperation of all parties was important and urged the public to inform MCMC if they have any information on the matter.

“Considering that Daesh is very active in creating new websites and social media accounts, we appeal to the public to report to MCMC if they have any information regarding this matter,” he added.

Daesh is another name for the IS terror group.

On Tuesday, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the police were also monitoring closely a Malay-language IS publication, believed to be operated by the group’s Malaysian and Indonesian followers. – Bernama

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