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MCMC to lift access restriction on steampowered.com website

MCMC to lift access restriction on steampowered.com website
MCMC orders Internet service providers to block access to the website, which served as the platform for a digital video game, "Fight of Gods", seen as degrading religions and racial harmony in the country.
PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission is lifting its access restriction against the steampowered.com website after the operator of the gaming platform complied with the ultimatum given by the commission for it to disable downloads of the video game "Fight Of Gods" by Malaysian users.

MCMC, in a statement posted on its Facebook page today, said the commission was committed to protect the interest of consumers in Malaysia, and would not compromise with any action that could jeopardise the sanctity of religions and inter-racial harmony in the country.
"MCMC also wants to remind users to be more cautious and use their discretion when selecting content to access," the statement said

Yesterday, MCMC ordered Internet service providers to block access to the website, which served as the platform for a digital video game, "Fight of Gods", which was seen as degrading religions and racial harmony in the country.

Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak, in a statement yesterday, said the action was taken after the provider of the gaming platform, Steam, failed to comply with the 24-hour ultimatum given by MCMC to disable downloads of the game by Malaysian users.

-- BERNAMA