OFFENCES INVOLVING MISUSE OF SOCIAL MEDIA UNDER CONTROL - AHMAD SHABERY

12 Jul 2013 11:19
KUALA LUMPUR, July 9 (Bernama) -- The government believes that offences involving the misuse of social media in this country are under control although there is no barrier to information flow on the Internet as it is upholding the assurance given under the MSC Malaysia Bill of Guarantees.

Communication and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said although the people in this country were free to use the social media, control under the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 was actively enforced to act against any misuse (of social media).

"Under this Act, until last year, more than 6,000 websites that violated the law including insulting religion and the monarchy had been barred.

"The other offences included inciting and slandering with action taken under the Defamation Act, Sedition Act and the Penal Code," he said when winding up the debate for his ministry on the motion of thanks for the royal address in the Dewan Rakyat today .

On the 'Blackout 505' campaign which protested the results of the 13th General Election, the minister said it was now dead after the opposition MPs took their oath of office in the Dewan Rakyat recently.

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