MCMC: Don’t spread pornographic content

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  • Friday, 14 Jun 2019

PETALING JAYA: In the wake of more sex video clips implicating a federal minister surfacing, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has reiterated its stern warning not to spread pornographic content.

MCMC warned those found distributing such prohibited content that it was an offence under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

On Wednesday night, MCMC said strict action would be taken against those found doing so.

Those found flouting the law could be jailed for a year, fined RM50,000, or both, said MCMC.

MCMC said it would work together with platforms such as Facebook to ensure no pornographic content was spread.

The commission also barred for uploading the viral sex video.

MCMC, however, said the portal would be reinstated after it takes down the offending content.

Centre of attention: Azmin speaking to the media after the PKNS Hari Raya open house in Shah alam.

In Kuantan, Pakatan Harapan secretariat chief Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah called for an end to the spreading of the viral videos.

He said this would not benefit anyone and could only bring Malaysians to the “realm of endless slander”.

“We are upset and disappointed with the recent videos that have gone viral.

“I view this as gutter politics that must be stopped because such practice will not bring Malaysia forward.

“This will instead cause misunderstanding, accusations and slander among the community. For Muslims, slander is a sin,” he said at Indera Mahkota Pakatan’s Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration here on Wednesday night.

Saifuddin said Pakatan must strive to maintain its practice of new politics based on wisdom and not slander.

“We should focus on developing the nation and serving the people instead,” he said.

Saifuddin also welcomed the statements by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission and the police to immediately investigate the case.

The scandal erupted when a video purportedly of Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali and Santubong PKR youth chief Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz having sex went viral on Tuesday.

Another video clip of two individuals engaging in sex had surfaced, which appeared to show the same pair from the earlier viral video.

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