3R issues: Communications and Digital Ministry engaging with social media providers, platforms - Fahmi

10 Jul 2023 08:14pm
Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil - BERNAMA
Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil - BERNAMA

KUALA LUMPUR - The Communications and Digital Ministry (KKD) has been engaging with social media platform providers and operators to help them better understand the laws pertaining to royalty, religion and race (3R) issues.

Its minister Fahmi Fadzil said the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) had conducted engagement sessions with almost all social media platform operators including Telegram and Meta.

He also noted that cooperation with Telegram is good despite the platform’s earlier refusal to meet with the MCMC regarding pornographic content, hate groups, scams and other issues.

"I have not received the latest report. I know that MCMC and Bukit Aman (the police) have had several engagement sessions. After the last meeting with Meta last week, there was a session that took place over the past few days.

"However, I am made to understand that most of the social media providers and operators understand the laws of the land a lot better as well as MCMC and the police’s role in terms of protecting public safety and security,” he told reporters after launching the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) Horizon Publication here today.

Horizon is a strategic digital economy publication aiming to showcase the vibrant growth trend in Malaysia’s digital economy, provide insight on trends and opportunities in Malaysia’s digital economy.

Meanwhile, Fahmi said the ministry will leave it to the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) to take further actions against any party who made statements that touched on the 3R issues, including cases involving DAP chairman Lim Guan Eng and Pas president Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang.

"The police will act without fear or favour against anyone who seems to be possibly transgressing the laws of the land,” he added.

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