CYBERJAYA: The Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and the police are seeking the TikTok management's help to investigate provocative videos.
This follows the emergence of a series of video clips that had gone viral on social media platforms with provocative elements that might disrupt public peace.
The MCMC corporate communications department said it will continue to monitor the spread of such offensive video clips.
"Regarding the revelation made by a news site that three video clips about the riot warning of May 13, 1969, which are currently trending on TikTok, are sponsored content, the dissemination of provocative content intending to cause disharmony, hatred, and prejudice among each other is an offence under the Penal Code (Act 574).
"Those found guilty will be fined, jailed, or both," MCMC said in a statement today.
The commission stressed that the act of spreading such videos is irresponsible and could cause disharmony, division, and hatred in matters involving religion or race.
"MCMC and the police will beef up their efforts in curbing the spread of videos that could disturb the public order."
At the same time, the commission urged the following steps:
1. Don't share and spread
2. Don't forward the contents to any other social media platforms
3. Report to authorities if receiving contents with incitement, provocation, or insulting religion, King and race, immediately report to MCMC via:
• MCMC Portal at https://aduan.skmm.gov.my/;
• Complaint line: 1800-188-030;
• WhatsApp at 016 2206 262;
• Email at email@example.com
• https://sebenarnya.my/salur/ for information on fake news