MCMC warns Internet users not to ‘viral, upload or share’ gay sex clip

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KUCHING, June 13: Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will take stern action against anyone found sharing, uploading or viraling the pornographic video that allegedly involves a federal minister from Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR).

MCMC said in a statement dated yesterday that under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998, those found committing the offence would face jail time of up to a year or fined RM50,000 or both.

It would also investigate the spread as well as block websites that had done so.

“At the same time, we will work together with platforms such as Facebook to ensure no pornographic content is spread,” it added.

Media reports Wednesday (June 12) published allegations by an individual regarding a sex video purportedly implicating Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.

In a statement yesterday, Mohamed Azmin categorically denied the accusation, calling it “vicious libel” against him. He said he had instructed his lawyers to take legal action against those making the allegations.

On Tuesday, MCMC barred online news portal Sabahkini2.com from putting up the video on its site.

MCMC chairman Al-Ishsal Ishak yesterday said the status quo of Sabahkini2.com would be reinstated once the offending content was removed. — DayakDaily