Fahmi: MCMC has identified person believed to have insulted royalty

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The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has identified the individual believed to have made insulting statements against the royal institution, particularly the Selangor royalty.

Communications Minister Fahmi Fadzil said police had previously opened 20 investigation papers against the individual who has a history of making offensive statements.

“I have instructed MCMC to take stern and integrated action with the police to ensure that offensive and insulting statements against the royal institution are eliminated from the Facebook platform. I was told that such content is also present on TikTok.

Bernama

“We will examine several courses of action to ensure that Facebook and other platform providers give good and prompt cooperation especially involving the 3R issues (race, religion, royalty),” he told reporters after the ministry’s monthly gathering in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

A video uploaded by the individual allegedly containing offensive and derogatory remarks against the Selangor royalty went viral recently.

Earlier in his speech, Fahmi urged MCMC to take strict action against any party intentionally sowing seeds of division and making inflammatory remarks while calling on all agencies under the Communications Ministry to act as “agents” that defuse the situation and help restore calm.

He also wanted RTM to increase content and materials that promote unity within society.

“This is important because when our founding fathers formed the nation and gained independence, they did not envision a chaotic and divisive atmosphere.

“Our diversity and plurality are our strength. Ramadan should teach us to be more tolerant and patient, to observe limits and boundaries, and to respect each other,” he said.