Govt Defends media Freedom But Do Not Abuse It, Says Saifuddin

PUTRAJAYA (April 18): The federal government has all the time taken the stand of defending media freedom together with social media nonetheless it shouldn't be abused, stated Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.

Referring to the commercial selling playing with an Aidilfitri theme, Saifuddin stated regardless that the federal government practices media freedom, it is usually answerable for taking the suitable motion if there are issues which cross the authorized boundary.

“We all know on this digital neighborhood, it's nearly inconceivable to manage all the pieces. So we perceive the scenario of life within the digital society. The federal government will defend the liberty of the media together with social media however there are limits,” he advised a media convention on an Aidilfitri-themed playing commercial right here at the moment.

The commercial which went viral on social media invitations Muslims to gamble to get their funds for ‘balik kampung’ along with Hari Raya Aidilfitri and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Fee (MCMC) is now taking down the content material with the cooperation of platform suppliers similar to Fb, Twitter and YouTube.

Saifuddin stated the commercial has sparked off varied reactions by netizens, which additionally affected the tranquility of Muslims whereas performing fasting.

“The dissemination of raya-themed video with playing aspect or parts in opposition to the that means of ibadah (worship), would have an effect on the peace and tranquility of Muslims. Even non-Muslims wouldn't like such issues” stated Saifuddin 

On this regard, he suggested all performers within the video to be cautious when selecting their jobs as police investigation on the playing commercial stated the people concerned within the commercial manufacturing weren't conscious in regards to the commercial.

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