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FAHMI HOPES META'S INCIDENT OF REMOVING NEWS OF PM WITH HAMAS LEADER WILL NOT BE REPEATED

16/05/2024 06:51 PM

PUTRAJAYA, May 16 (Bernama) -- Communications Minister Fahmi Fadzil hopes that the incident involving the operator of the social media platform, Meta Platforms Inc (Meta), which removed a news report of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's meeting with Hamas leader on its social media platform, will not be repeated in the future.

He said social media platforms need to respect Malaysia's stance as a sovereign country, including reporting on any statements made by members of the administration including the prime minister.

"Alhamdulillah. We hope it won't happen again.

"In June, I will hold a meeting with all the platforms to affirm that Malaysia as a sovereign country, under the existing leadership have a very clear position on several matters," he said.

He said this at a press conference following the Special Events Committee Meeting in conjunction with the Coronation Ceremony of His Majesty the King of Malaysia, here today when asked to comment on the actions of the social media platform operator which re-uploaded the post.

Earlier, the media reported that Meta re-uploaded the news report of Anwar's meeting with Hamas leader on their social media platform which was taken down, since yesterday.

The company reportedly said it made a mistake after the Malaysian government wanted to impose tough measures against Meta and other social media companies if they continued to block pro-Palestinian content on their platforms.

"The removal action issued was an error and has now been restored," a Meta spokesman said in an email to Reuters.

Anwar on Tuesday met the leader of Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh in Qatar and also insisted that, although he has a good relationship with the political leader of the group, he was not involved in its military actions.

Yesterday, Fahmi said the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission had sent a letter to Meta to seek an explanation regarding the act of taking down the news report of Anwar's meeting with the top leader of Hamas on several local media platforms.

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