Shabery welcomes formation of SEMUT

KUALA BESUT (July 21, 2013): Comunication and Multimedia Minister, Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, has welcomed the formation of SEMUT or Sensible and Ethical Malaysians United Troopers by a group of civic conscious citizens.

Shabery said it was not easy to monitor postings that go overboard on social websites because of the vastness and layers of cyberspace, hence the initiative should be lauded.

"Cyber crimes can run in the thousands but the number of police personnel to monitor cyberspace is limited. Thus we welcome the formation of SEMUT," he said when met at a community function in Kampung Alor Pisang, here, today.

He advised social website users to practise self-censorship and not to resort to crime or hurt other people's sensitivities using the cyberspace medium.

Recently SEMUT had lodged two police reports against two Facebook users for posting sensitive comments about the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Prophet Muhammad. – Bernama