Viral azan video clip not from Malaysia: MCMC

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has confirmed {that a} viral video clip, lasting two minutes 27 seconds, exhibiting a person carry out azan (Islamic name to prayer) in a non secular ritual, is not from Malaysia.

MCMC stated that checks carried out discovered that the video originated from overseas and was re-transmitted as if passed off 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 stated in an announcement at this time.

In this regard, MCMC urged the general public not to share the stated clip, as it’s feared that it might painting an inaccurate context and could also be utilized by irresponsible people or events to impress inter-faith communities in Malaysia.

MCMC additionally requested the general public not so as to add captions which are speculative and provocative, however to channel or report them to the authorities for additional motion.

“Members of the general public are additionally reminded to all the time be vigilant, and keep away from importing any content material which can contact spiritual sensitivities, for the sake of concord within the nation,“ learn the assertion.

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 can lead to a high quality or imprisonment or each if convicted. – Bernama

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