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TV3 fined RM50,000 for humiliating and insulting Islam

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — TV3 has been slapped with the maximum RM50,000 compound for its controversial Hari Raya advertisement Sinari Lebaran as it had “humiliated and insulted” Islam.

Information, Communication and Culture Deputy Minister Datuk Joseph Salang Gandum, in his reply to a question from Zulkifli Noordin (Ind-Kulim-Bandar Baru) during Question Time in Parliament this morning, confirmed that the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) had completed its investigation of complaints made against the advertisement under section 206(3) of the MCMC Act and had decided to slap the television station with the maximum compound.
“In reference to the case, which was said to have insulted and humiliated Islam, TV3’s Sinari Lebaran, I would like to state here that MCMC has completed its investigation and has decided to fine TV3 with the maximum compound of RM50,000 under the Act,” he told the House.
TV3 took the advertisement off the air just before Hari Raya following objections from several Muslim groups who complained that it contained elements of Christmas in it and was degrading to Islam.


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