Saifuddin, Minister of Communications and Media of Malaysia, clarified that the government has no intention of using the Film Development Agency decree to suppress social media.
Saifuddin issued a statement saying that the law was established in 1981, when social media had not yet appeared.

He said that the National League government has never, and has no intention of using this decree to restrict the freedom of individual users of social media.

In response to questions from members of Congress yesterday (23rd), Saifuddin said that both mainstream media and personal media are subject to the decree of the Film Development Bureau and must apply for a production license and filming permit.

Saifuddin’s remarks immediately caused strong criticism from netizens.