KUALA LUMPUR — August 14, 2015: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has asked news portal Malaysiakini to withdraw two articles which were found to be not true from its website.
An MCMC statement today said the articles titled ‘Reports filed against Chief Sec, PSD Head’ and ‘Laporan terhadap KSN, Ketua Pengarah JPA’ were published yesterday.
“MCMC found the news in both articles to be untrue as the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has denied its officers had lodged reports against the Chief Secretary to the Government and the Public Service
director-general, under Section 48 of the MACC Act,” the statement said.
In this regard, MCMC reminded news portals to be more responsible and check the accuracy of news before uploading them.
The commission also pointed out that the act of sending false content via website application is an offence under Section 233 (1) (a) of the Communications
and Multimedia Act.
It provides for a maximum fine of RM50,000 or a maximum of one year’s jail or both upon conviction. — Bernama