Before this report was published by Malaysiakini.com, I did not realise that Josep Salang Gandum is the Deputy Minister of Information, Communication and Culture.
Joseph Salang Gandum defended the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission's (MCMC) investigations into Malaysiakini's airing of the cow-head video protests.
"The MCMC is acting within the parameters of the law," said Joseph. "The issue is hot. I don't think anyone should contribute to make it hotter" The MCMC is the custodian. The public won't like it if they (MCMC) did not take any action," said Joseph.
What did Malaysiakini contribute to make it hotter? Did the deputy minister realise that the same report/video of protesters spitting and stomping the cow's head was reported by media organisations worldwide?
Malaysiakini is an online news media. This is a common duty for them to provide such a report. The deputy minister should just stick to the law and not trying to pull the public into the investigation to support the agency's action against Malaysiakini.
Is the government trying to act like the Iranian government in blocking access to all videos of the recent mass protests against the elected president and his government?
To Joseph Salang, it is better to keep a silence than to speak a few words - that sounded completely unreasonable and intellectually limited.
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