More than 2,400 porn sites blocked by MCMC since 2018


KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has blocked a total of 2,484 pornographic sites from 2018 up till June this year, says Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Zahidi Zainul Abidin.

“The MCMC will continue taking action based on complaints it receives as well as its ongoing surveillance,” he said in Parliament on Monday (Aug 3).

Zahidi also said that the MCMC has commenced 125 investigation papers on pornographic content from 2018 to June this year.

Out of the figure, five cases were successfully charged in court.

On the other hand, Zahidi said 125 investigation papers were commenced by the MCMC on issues concerning pornographic contents.

Zahidi was responding to Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz (PAS-Bachok), who had asked the ministry to state its efforts in curbing websites that promotes pornography and lesbian, gay bisexual, transexual (LGBT) culture.

Nik Mohamad, subsequently asked a supplementary question, whether action would be taken against those who belittled the government’s efforts in rehabilitating those who fall under the LGBT category.

In response, Zahidi said the MCMC can only take action against those for offences that fall under the MCMC Act, such as pornographic activities.

“For offences such as a man dressing up as women, that falls under the purview of the respective state religious authorities,” he added.

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