Freedom of speech can be very subjective, especially when something is said over the internet. Things get a lot more sensitive when the subject matter is somebody of a certain status.
Now, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has basically announced that they'll be watching you on social media.
To be specific, any information or content spread around that is related to our monarchy, since we're approaching the election of the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong on 24 January and swearing in on 31 January, will be heavily scrutinised.
According to Bernama
, Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said that the ministry will monitor comments and criticisms made against the rulers in this time.
"When a report is made, an investigation will be carried out. The investigation papers will be forwarded to the Attorney-General’s Chambers and a decision will be made on the matter," he said.
He also advised the public to exercise caution when making statements on social media.
Although there was no word given on what will happen after a particular case is investigated, let's not try our luck and take chances.
Remember the Rukun Negara