Video game 'Fight of Gods' to be disabled within 24 hours


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 07 Sep 2017

A screenshot of the Fight of Gods title screen

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will be asking the platform provider for the video game "Fight of Gods” to disable downloads for Malaysian users within 24 hours, said Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak.

“Failing which, further action will be taken,” the Communications and Multimedia Minister said in a statement on Thursday, referring to the release of a video game titled "Fights of Gods" which features the likes of Jesus Christ and Gautama Buddha as player characters.

He said the video game developed by a Taiwanese gaming studio degraded religions and religious leaders and posed a huge threat to racial unity and harmony.

“It is in the public interest to ensure that immediate steps are taken so that such contents do not continue to harm others,” he said.

Salleh said creating and spreading offensive content was an offence under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998, and stressed that the MCMC would continue to cooperate with all  relevant parties in curbing the crime.

“Malaysians respect all cultural and religious sensitivities, and the sale and distribution of the religiously insensitive and blasphemous games must be stopped immediately,” he said.

Salleh also reminded consumers to make wise choices when selecting content to access. - Bernama

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