MCMC Acts over False Info on Temple Riots

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The Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is gathering evidence for action against the circulation of false information and stoking sensitivities over the riots near a Hindu temple in Selangor.

Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo, who disclosed this today, warned of stern action against the people who violated the law in circulating on the social media such messages pertaining to the riots near the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in USJ 25, Putra Heights, near Subang Jaya early Monday and yesterday.

“The compiled information will be given to me soon so that I can study it in detail,” he said to reporters at the Parliament lobby.

Gobind advised social media users yesterday to keep their emotions in check when making comments on the riots.

He said every citizen of the country has a role to play in ensuring that the issue is addressed in the best way possible and that they should be careful when sharing comments on social media so as to avoid causing undesirable problems.