Friday, July 1, 2011

MCMC: We will shut down websites if necessary

KUCHING: Websites with offensive content and deemed a threat to national security, including those that promote or help in organising the July 9 rally, risked being shut down by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

MCMC chief strategy officer Datuk Mohamed Sharil Mohamed Tarmizi said the MCMC would not hesitate to take action against any website for breaching the Communication and Multimedia Act.

Anything deemed illegal or wrong in the real world also applied to the cyber world, Sharil said.

“Don't assume there's no law in the cyber world. A lot of people don't think about that but we would like to remind the people to behave responsibly when using the Internet or any other technology of the new media,” he said yesterday when asked if the MCMC would take action against websites that supported the Bersih 2.0 rally.

Sharil said the MCMC had always been monitoring websites for offensive and harmful content and would continue to do so with help from other enforcement agencies.

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