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Media group slams proposal to register online news portals

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Media freedom advocacy group Gerakan Media Merdeka (Geramm) has voiced its objections to the suggestion to register all online media portals in Malaysia with the Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

“Geramm hereby stresses our opposition to the move which we see as yet another effort to neuter the voice of the Malaysian media.

“To begin with, all media companies in Malaysia are already registered with the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) and complied with all the regulations that shackled them all this while.

“All the portals are also accredited and issued with the media identification cards issued by the Home Ministry. (They are also) open for investigations by the police, sued, charged in court and even raided by authorities including MCMC,” the group said in a statement today...

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