Finas Act meant for filmmaking, not social media - lawyer tells minister

Modified 23 Jul 2020, 11:17 am

Lawyer Haniff Khatri Abdulla pointed out that the National Film Development Corporation (Finas) Act 1981 was drafted to regulate the film industry, not social media.

This was in response to Communications and Multimedia Minister Saifuddin Abdullah, who told the Dewan Rakyat today it is mandatory for “mainstream and personal” media to have a Finas licence to publish work on “social media and traditional channels”.

In a statement addressed to the minister today, Haniff noted that...

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