MCMC: Teo Nie Ching not involved in Facebook post blocking

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) refuted allegations from a Penang-based lawyer Shamsher Singh Thind, who claimed that Deputy Communications Minister Teo Nie Ching ordered the blocking of his Facebook post.

He put up a post concerning Asia Mobility Sdn Bhd.

The company is led by M Ramachandran.

M Ramachandran is the husband of Youth and Sports Minister Hannah Yeoh.

MCMC said the action was taken according to their procedures upon receiving a complaint.

“In a post on June 3, the Facebook account owner gave the impression that Teo was behind the decision to block the post.

“MCMC would like to stress that this is not true,” MCMC said in a statement, reported Free Malaysia Today. 

Following an objective review, MCMC took action “the contents of the Facebook post contained elements that were false, confusing and went against the community guidelines set by Meta, which operates the social networking site”.

MCMC stated that it is responsible for preventing the spread of fake news and defamatory content on online platforms.

Earlier today, Shamsher said that his Facebook post from May 26 was restricted for Malaysian viewers due to a legal request from MCMC. 

He disclosed that Facebook notified him of this yesterday, citing a legal request by MCMC citing violation of local laws.

Earlier Shamsher has issued a letter of demand to the MCMC alleging that they prompted Facebook to block his post regarding Asia Mobility Technologies Sdn Bhd.

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