Curbing fake news through 1Malaysia internet centres

March 22, 2018

The 1Malaysia (PI1M) Internet Centres, developed by the government through the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), have the role of spreading the “Tidak Pasti, Jangan Kongsi” (Unsure, Don’t Share) message in combating the dissemination of fake news in the country.

MCMC’s Security, Network and Enforcement Sector chief officer, Zulkarnain Mohd Yasin said the PI1M were not only centres that provided broadband Internet access but also shouldered the responsibility, as frontliners, in curbing the spread of fake news.

He said that at the early stage of its establishment, the PI1M was viewed as providing an opportunity for the rural communities to enjoy the communications technology facility for the development of the digital economy in these areas. However, eventually, its role was expanded to inculcate ethical and wise use of the Internet.

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Study needed before the implementation of national reconciliation

May 7, 2013

Detailed study is needed before the national reconciliation strategy, announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak yesterday, could be adapted into the Malaysian society.

International Movement for a Just World President Dr Chandra Muzzafar said the study is crucial to understand the root cause of ethnic polarisation which swayed a significant amount of votes away from Barisan Nasional (BN).

“The idea of national reconciliation is a positive one. However, we first have to find out why a vast majority of one community wins on one side and why on another side, it’s a different story.

“The ethnic polarisation is reflected in today’s politics and to be able to understand it, we need some sort of mechanism such as a proper study or analysis,” he said.

Chandra also said that it is important to reaffirm our faith in the fundamentals upon which the nation is built.

“The fundamentals are provided in the Federal Constitution. It gives balance. For example respect everyone’s languages and religion.  Give it meanings, put it into practice.