Fahmi Fadzil: Meta must explain its removal of posts on Anwar’s meeting with Hamas leaders

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Communications Minister Fahmi Fadzil today condemned Meta's action of removing news reports about Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim meeting with Hamas’ top leaders in Qatar on several local media platforms. Accordingly, the government has requested an explanation from Meta on the matter. 

As reported by Bernama, Fahmi said that the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) had sent a letter to Meta seeking clarification. The Communications Minister added that 2 media organisations reported their posts about Anwar’s meeting on social media accounts had been removed, while another reported that its Facebook account had been deleted. 



Condemning Meta’s action, Fahmi stressed that the posts were about a meeting with the political wing of Hamas and not a militant or military wing. Furthermore, the Communications Minister said that he would personally sent a letter to Meta to seek an explanation. He added that Meta disrespected media freedom with the move. 

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