MCMC seeks public cooperation for info on social websites propagating deviant Islamic teachings

19 Aug 2017 / 17:10 H.

KUALA NERUS: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is seeking public cooperation for information on social websites propagating deviant Islamic teachings.
Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Jailani Johar said MCMC would cooperate with the relevant agencies, such as the police and the Islamic Development Department (Jakim) to investigate the matter.
He said this in the wake of reports of a group of Malays joining a club of non-believers, Kuala Lumpur Atheist Republic Club after a meeting organised by the club was posted on its official Facebook site.
"Such a website should not exist because the Malaysian constitution clearly states that Islam is the official religion of the country and any act deemed as deviating from the true teachings of the religion is against the law," he told reporters after opening the state-level MyMerdeka @60 programme here.
Atheist Republic, believed to be based in Canada, is founded by Iran-born Armin Navabi.
On a claim by PAS that video-recording on the 1985 Memali incident being viralled on the social media, Jailani said the matter would be investigated.
However, the government could not stop social websites or television stations from broadcasting the recording of the Memali incident again, but if it could cause racial rift, there is no problem for us to instruct MCMC to put a stop to it, he added.
Recording of the Memali incident became viral on the social media, like WhatsApp and Facebook, following a fracas which broke out at the "Nothing to Hide 2.0" programme which was attended by former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad in Shah Alam last Saturday. — Bernama

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