Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said issues pertaining monarchy, race or religion are out of bound issues.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said issues pertaining monarchy, race or religion are out of bound issues.

Malaysian government now officially imposed restriction on Malaysian blogosphere despite recent back down on implementing China-styled Green Dam Internet filter.

Home Minister, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin, on Monday said issues relating to the monarchy, race or religion were sensitives in a plural society like Malaysia and there must be some laws to prevent seditious postings on the Internet.

He said the Government would put in place a mechanism to monitor and prevent seditious content from being displayed on blogs.

“The proposed mechanism will not only protect Islam or the Malays but all Malaysians,” he said after attending a state Umno gathering at Batu Burok here yesterday.

Hishammuddin said issues relating to the monarchy, race or religion were sensitive in a plural society like Malaysia and there must be some laws to prevent seditious postings on the Internet.

“In the past we didn’t have such problems but with the advent of cyberspace, such seditious postings could probably hurt the feelings of certain communities,” he said.

Hishammuddin said the proposed move was not meant to clamp down or censor the Internet but to maintain the peace and harmony among the people in the country.