Ministry keeping eye on blogs

Ministry keeping eye on blogs that ‘play up controversies’—so what new on this? same old shit

By IZATUN SHARI

KUALA LUMPUR: The Home Ministry is monitoring blogs to check if bloggers are posting comments that confuse the people on controversial issues.

Deputy Home Minister Datuk Chor Chee Heung said that at the moment, the ministry was merely advising bloggers against the misuse of blogs.

“So far, we are only telling them not to use their blogs as a mechanism to confuse people or as a weapon against those they don’t like,” he said on Tuesday when asked about bloggers posting comments on the National Fatwa Council’s edict banning Muslims from practising yoga.

“However, if the comments are deemed as posing a threat to public security, we will view them seriously,” he said, adding that it would be left to the minister to act on such cases.

“The ministry is always monitoring developments in the blogosphere,” Chor said after the launch of the National Anti-Drug Agency’s new programme, Rakan Anti-Dadah (Rada), to eradicate drug abuse.