KUALA LUMPUR, 28 May 2009: The Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture will always be wary of blogs or groups trying to highlight issues on communism without taking into account the present background of the country.
Its minister, Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said the ministry could take action according to the communications and multimedia legal guidelines on grounds that the blogs tried to exaggerate and influence the people towards communism.
“We will act under the communications and multimedia law but we wish to issue a warning to them. The process is currently being implemented,” he told reporters after opening the second general meeting of the Malaysian TV Producers Association at Angkasapuri today.
He said this when commenting on the decision of the government announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to disallow Malayan Communist Party (MCP) leader, Chin Peng to return to the country.
Rais said the new generation must understand the history of communism, and the atrocities committed by the communist terrorists in this country in the past must be exposed.
He said that the history syllabus did not give wide exposure on communism to students in school as well as the institutions of higher learning.
“Although the young generation have strong ideals on certain matters, issues on the nationhood, family and history are important too,” he said.
He said the ministry was also taking measures to hold an exhibition on the atrocities committed by the communist terrorists at the National Museum very soon. — Bernama