MCMC: M’sia will not cease war-based games for now, provided it’s within the law

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  • Wednesday, 20 Mar 2019

CYBERJAYA: Authorities will not stop war-based games for now, provided the contents of such games are within legal provisions, says the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission.

When asked if the authorities are considering this measure due to elements of violence in such games, its chairman Al-Ishsal Ishak (pic) said; “My short answer is no. We are not monitoring or stopping war-based games at this point of time as long as the content is within the provision of the law.

“But if their content is not within the provision of the law, we clearly have the ability to take action,” he said, after a meeting with Bukit Aman’s commercial crime officials on Wednesday (March 20).

Online games like PlayerUnknown’s Battleground (PUBG) drew the attention of netizens, as it was said to be similar to the armed assault on two mosques in Christchurch on Friday (March 15), which left 50 people dead.

Gujarat became the only state in India to ban PUBG after it sparked concern among parents who viewed the game as a bad influence due to its violent nature.

According to media reports, the game has been downoaded by more than 100 million users worldwide.

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