A Macquarie banker was caught checking out another type of assets live on Australian television yesterday morning.

While his colleague Martin Lakos was being interviewed on Australia’s decision not to raise rates, a bank adviser in the background can be seen perusing multiple images from what is said to be model Miranda Kerr’s most recent GQ shoot.

Macquarie Bank said it was now investigating the matter.

“Macquarie takes matters such as the unacceptable use of technology extremely seriously,” it said.

“Macquarie has strict policies in place surrounding the use of technology and the issue arising from today’s live cross on 7 News is being dealt with internally.”

MALAYSIA BAN PORN IN OFFICES

Malaysia Government on Nov 28, 2003 issued a circular titled Guideline on Procedural Use of Internet and Electronic Mail at Government Agencies to civil servants.

The circular forbidden civil servants from activities that violate the terms of Internet usage at government departments.

Among the activities disallowed are:

+ using pirated software
+ sending information repeatedly that may annoy others
+ uploading, downloading and keeping obscene materials in the form of text, images or speeches
+ issuing statements tarnishing the Government and,
+ misusing online public discussion facilities such as newsgroups and bulletin boards.

Government employees are also not allowed to go into online chat sites, nor to use the their department’s Internet facilities for personal reasons or business and political activities.

In addition to the circular Government also released a list of banned websites and blogs with allegedly “offensive” and “obscene” elements.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said access to 39 websites and blogs was not allowed, especially on government office computers.