Fahmi directs MCMC to act against TikTok user over defamatory content


KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has been instructed to track down and take action against the owner of the TikTok account @janggut_putih, who is suspected of uploading content containing defamatory material.

Communications Minister Fahmi Fadzil said the old video from 2019 was uploaded by this individual to incite anger among the public.

"Thank you. This is a video from 2019, recycled to intentionally provoke anger. @MCMC_RASMI will track down the suspect and take action," he said.

Fahmi said this in response to a complaint from a X (formerly known as Twitter), who among other things requested the Communications Minister to take action against the TikTok account owner concerned.

In the 1.49-minute video, an individual alleged that the Education Ministry under the then Pakatan Harapan government (in 2019) forced parents and students to register for a debit card from an international bank. The suspect also used vulgar language in making the allegations. - Bernama

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