Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Bung Mokhtar chides MCMC for failing to control social media

A government backbencher today expressed disappointment over the failure of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to control social media, describing it as a toothless tiger.

Datuk Bung Mokhtar Radin (BN-Kinabatangan) said the weakness of its system and enforcement of the law resulted in people with vested interest taking advantage of the situation by using social media to disrupt harmony in the country.

"Hence, the time has come for the government to formulate a tougher law so that misuse of the social media can be checked.

"I am very disappointed with the MCMC for failing to control social media. So, I feel compelled to debate on MCMC as it is like a toothless tiger.

"And I also agree with the proposal of setting up a special court to hear cases involving cyber offences," he said in reference to the proposal made by Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing (BN-Bintulu) during the debate on the royal address in the Dewan Rakyat today.

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