Video clip of Azan that went viral is not from Malaysia, says MCMC

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has confirmed that the two-and-a-half minute viral video displaying a person performing the azan (Islamic name to prayer) in a non secular ritual is not from Malaysia.

MCMC mentioned that checks carried out discovered that the video originated from overseas and was re-transmitted as if came about in Malaysia.

“The MCMC stresses that such videos are seen as threatening content, and can create uneasiness between communities of various races and religions in this country,” MCMC said in a statement on Sunday (Jan 15).

In this regard, the MCMC urged the public not to share the said clip, as it is feared that it may portray an inaccurate context and may be used by irresponsible individuals or parties to provoke inter-faith communities in Malaysia.

The MCMC also asked the public not to add captions that are speculative and provocative, but to channel or report them to the authorities for further action.

“The public are additionally reminded to at all times be vigilant, and keep away from importing any content material which can contact non secular sensitivities, for the sake of concord within the nation,” mentioned the MCMC

The circulation of provocative content material with the intention of inflicting disharmony, hatred and prejudice is an offence beneath the Penal Code (Act 574), that will end in a tremendous or imprisonment or each if convicted. – Bernama

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