KUALA LUMPUR – The public exercise caution hen using the social media, said Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tenku Mansor.
He reminded the people not to use the social media as a platform to criticise the government and country’s leadership.
He said in terms of the electronic media, it could be misused and distort reality and as such bring a negative impact on society.
“Do not be easily influenced by western culture. We are civilised, well-mannered and have our own values.
“Though Malaysia is a democratic country, we have to practice guided democracy,” he told reporters after attending the Nur Ramadhan 2015 programme for the Segambut parliamentary constituency at Masjid Al-Imam Al-Ghazali here today.
He was commenting on criticisms made by a handful of Malaysians against the government and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in the social media over the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) issue.
Last Friday, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) published a report claiming that almost US$700 million (RM2.6 billion) of funds from government investment company 1MDB had been channelled to personal bank accounts of the prime minister.
On the same day, the Prime Minister’s Office dismissed the WSJ report and said it was a political sabotage to topple a democratically-elected prime minister.
Tengku Adnan who is also UMNO secretary-general said the people should be grateful to the government as it continued to look after their welfare through subsidies and various aid programmes.
At the event, Tengku Adnan also gave away essential items to 500 poor people, orphans, single mothers, the elderly, and the disabled. – BERNAMA