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MCMC working with cops to trace those behind ‘provocative’ 3R content
Published on: Friday, March 29, 2024
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MCMC working with cops to trace those behind ‘provocative’ 3R content
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission says it will not compromise on the dissemination of excessively provocative content on social media platforms. (MCMC pic)
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) says it will collaborate with the police to trace and track down social media account owners who post provocative content.

In a statement, MCMC said this was in light of the controversy surrounding the sale of socks bearing the word “Allah” at a KK Mart convenience store.

“MCMC will not compromise or tolerate any spread of excessively provocative content on social media platforms,” it said.

“MCMC reminds all parties to cease the dissemination of provocative content and refrain from making provocative comments, especially related to issues on race, royalty, and religion (3R) on social media platforms.”

The controversy over the socks began when photographs were circulated on social media showing them at a KK Mart in Bandar Sunway on March 13.

The issue sparked public outrage, while Umno Youth chief Dr Akmal Saleh called for a public boycott of KK Mart outlets.

KK Mart’s founder and director, Chai Kee Kan and Loh Siew Mui, were charged in court with intentionally wounding the religious feelings of Muslims by selling the socks, while three officers from Xin Jiang Chang Sdn Bhd, the company which supplied the socks, were charged with abetting.

All five claimed trial.

Meanwhile, MCMC said there had been a noticeable increase in harmful content on social media and over-the-top platforms, prompting it to act by removing such content.

“In 2023 alone, a total of 35,490 items of harmful content were removed, while in the first two months of this year alone, 27,115 items were taken down,” it said.

It also said that 2,004 items of hate speech content related to 3R had been removed since January 2023.

“A total of 479 items of provocative content involving 3R aspects have been taken down from March 13 until now,” it added.

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