Don’t share NZ killer’s shooting video, MCMC warns

The shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, today left 49 dead and more than 20 injured. (Reuters pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has warned of legal action against those who share or circulate a video recording of the shootings today at two mosques in New Zealand that left 49 people dead and more than 20 injured.

MCMC chairman Al-Ishsal Ishak said doing so is an offence under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

Under the section, it is an offence for a person to post any content that is either indecent, obscene, false, menacing or offensive in character with the intention to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any person.

Al-Ishsal said the prohibition on the circulation of the video clip is to prevent undesirable incidents that can cause panic and outrage among the people.

“The people are asked to respect the sensitivities and feelings of the families of the affected people,” he said in a statement.