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MCMC To Act Against Those Inciting People To Join Red Shirt Rally

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PUTRAJAYA – The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission will go after any party that incites the public to participate in the ‘Himpunan Rakyat Bersatu’ on Sept 16, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak.

He said the MCMC would proceed with the appropriate action based on information it had already received.

“It is our responsibility to ensure the security of the country, and it is appropriate that anyone whose actions can threaten racial and religious harmony be restrained,” he told reporters here today after launching an online competition, ‘Malaysia Cybergames’, at the ministry.

The Himpunan Rakyat Bersatu or Red Shirt rally is allegedly being organised as a retaliation to the Bersih 4 rally held on Aug 29 and 30.

Yesterday, Dang Wangi Police chief ACP Zainol Samah said an investigation paper would be opened pertaining to a racially-charged article that urged the public to join the rally.

Meanwhile, Salleh said the MCMC would continue to monitor websites that were promoting the rally.

Last month, the MCMC blocked websites promoting the illegal Bersih 4 rally in a move to prevent it from undermining the country’s stability.

Salleh, when asked on the alleged leak of the Public Accounts Committee’s transcripts of proceeding relating to 1MDB’s accounts which the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is claimed to have exposed, said the authorities should investigate the matter.

“It is unfair of WSJ to reveal the transcripts of the proceeding; the source of the leak must be investigated,” he said. – BERNAMA


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