KPWKM takes strict action to block pornography websites
Internet porn to blame for sex crimes against children: deputy minister
Ministry seeking strict action to block such websites, says Aiman Athirah Sabu
Aiman Athirah Sabu says that the steps taken to deal with sexual crimes against children include a PDRM team under the Sexual, Abuse and Child Investigation Division, which is currently improving measures involving crime against child victims.
KOTA BHARU: The Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (KPWKM) will act firmly to block pornography websites in an effort to combat sexual crimes against children.
Deputy Minister Aiman Athirah Sabu said the community needs to be aware and pay attention to the problem of child sexual crimes which occur due to the influence of social media and uncontrolled use of the Internet, especially involving pornographic websites.
“Strict action needs to be taken to directly block pornographic websites as these websites can be accessed at any time,” he told reporters after officiating the Kelantan International Women’s Day (HAWA) 2023 Carnival in Tunjong here on Friday.
She said this to comment on the statement of Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department Director Datuk Seri Abdul Jalil Hassan yesterday who stated that criminal cases, including sexual ones, involving children and women in this country increased by 12,890 cases last year compared to 11,092 cases in 2020.
Aiman Athirah said the problem is difficult to curb because the community is easily exposed to pornographic materials through mobile phones, television and broadcasts which pave the way for the offenses involved.
“For that, KPWKM has collaborated with several related agencies including the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) and the Ministry of Communications and Digital (KKD) including the Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).
“The ministry will continue to examine the space and factors that can lead to the crime, and it needs to be addressed jointly involving all parties,” she said.