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Saturday, March 2, 2013
MCMC to monitor, control use of social media in GE13 to prevent abuse
Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is looking into
suitable methods to monitor and control the use of social media in the 13th
Information Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Maglin Dennis D’Cruz said
this was to ensure that the social media would not be abused by irresponsible
quarters to achieve their own political agenda.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the GE13 would be the
first ‘social media election’ in the country where internet would be widely
used as a campaign tool.
MCMC will monitor all users of social media, regardless of their political
beliefs, to ensure peace and smooth running of the GE13, Maglin said after
opening the ‘Know Your Neighbours’ programme organised by Penang Information
Department at Taman Bagan flats today.
deputy minister said the monitoring of the social media was vital as certain
quarters were only good at making baseless allegations and spreading lies to
gain political mileage, adding that he himself had once fallen victim to such
lies and accusations.
said the culture of making baseless allegations and distorting facts among
politicians was indeed unhealthy and would only confuse the public, especially
the young generation.
should not be so selfish and lie just for the sake of gaining political mileage
because what matters most in politics was to ensure that the people will live
in peace and harmony.
the public, especially the young voters should be wise enough to do their parts
in selecting the right government with vast experience in managing the country,
so that their future will be secured.
believe the lies and accusations made by those whose aim is only to create
disharmony among the people,” he added.