The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has issued a statement urging the public not to share or spread videos related to the mass shooting incident in Christchurch, New Zealand.
The public needs to refrain from sharing the videos to avoid causing unwanted incidents that could incite a sense of panic and anger, it said. The public is also advised to respect the sensitivity and feelings of those affected by the incident.
At the same time, MCMC also shared that it is working with service providers to take down videos related to the incident. It reminds the public that sharing content with threatening and offensive elements is an offense under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.
MCMC said it views the matter seriously and will take action against any party involved in the act.
Video platform YouTube has also issued a statement saying that the company is working towards taking down videos related to the incident in Christchurch.
Gunmen opened fire in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand today. Police said 49 people have been killed in the incident and one suspect has been arrested. The Malaysian High Commission in Wellington confirmed that two Malaysians were also injured in the incident.