The video game features the likes of Jesus Christ and Gautama Buddha as fight characters.
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) wants the platform provider of video game ‘Fights of Gods’ to disable its download for Malaysian users within 24 hours, says Communications and Multimedia Minister Salleh Said Keruak.
“Failing which, further action will be taken,” he said in a statement yesterday, referring to the release of the video game which features the likes of Jesus Christ and Gautama Buddha as fight characters.
He said the video game, developed by a Taiwanese gaming studio, degraded religions and religious leaders, and posed a huge threat to racial unity and harmony.
“It is in the public interest to ensure that immediate steps are taken so that such contents do not continue to harm others,” he said.
Salleh said creating and spreading offensive content was an offence under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998, and stressed that MCMC would continue to cooperate with all relevant parties in curbing the download.
“Malaysians respect all cultural and religious sensitivities, and the sale and distribution of the religiously insensitive and blasphemous game must be stopped immediately,” he said.
Salleh also reminded consumers to make wise choices when selecting content to access.