Information Minister Rais Yatim remarks that Malaysian particularly Muslims should avoid Facebook and Twitter as it was created by the west quickly pick up by world wire services.

Thank to AFP – that remark ‘beware Internet use warning’ is making headlines all over the world – creating another negative publicity – which the country least needed.

Rais Yatim remarks being carried by several news channel.

However, the former school teacher turn politician is no stranger to controversy. He once mooted the idea of Internet censorship ala China green dam.

The idea was eventually shot down Prime Minister Najib Razak – an avid Twitter user – who met Twitter founder – Biz Stone late last year.

Rais also known to be sarcastic, rude to journalists. watch here.