Telegram responds why they are not cooperating with the Communications and Digital Ministry


Back in March, the Ministry of Communications and Digital (KKD) wanted to meet up with Telegram regarding issues of spreading pornography, hate groups, scams and others. Telegram didn't bother, though, but here's the real reason why the company refused to cooperate with KKD.

According to the New Straits Times, a Telegram spokesperson told the media that the social messaging company simply does not want to participate in "any form of political censorship". Furthermore, the spokesperson also said Telegram has been moderating harmful content for a long time, including the aforementioned issues above. 

On top of that, Telegram users can also report the chat group within the app or through [email protected] via email if the content breaches its terms and conditions. Since Telegram is staying away from politics, Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil also mentioned that the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will prepare the next course of action.