Three MCMC officers visited Malaysiakini office in Bangsar Utama at 2pm to question editor-in-chief Steven Gan, who had yesterday said the website would NOT remove the videos.
At the 45-minute session, Gan told MCMC investigation officer Mohd Shukri Jamaluddin that Malaysiakini was carrying out its job as a media organisation in reporting key news events.
“I told them we did not violate the Act as we did not intend to ‘annoy’ anyone by uploading the videos, but to bring the cow-head protest to public attention,” he said.
The videos cited were the ‘Temple demo: Residents march with cow’s head’ and ‘Hisham: Don’t blame cow-head protesters’.The second video is on Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein’s meeting two days ago with the residents who staged the protest and his subsequent press conference. Read here for more
(NOTE: MCMC, a government agency under the Information, Communications and Culture Ministry, is empowered to regulate matters relating to communications and multimedia activities, including private TV and radio stations as well as Internet websites.)THE TWO VIDEOS THEY DON'T WANT YOU TO SEE
Related Cow-Head Video Clips
The MCMC LETTER to MALAYSIAKINI
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