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PUBG and other violent games may be banned in Malaysia

by Vyncent ChanMarch 17, 2019
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PUBG Mobile, which has already been banned in India, may also soon be banned in Malaysia. This comes after the tragic events that happened in Christchurch, New Zealand. Authorities have linked gaming to aggressive behavior that may lead to an inclination towards terrorism.

Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay, from Bukit Aman Special Branch’s Counterterrorism Division, urged the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commision (MCMC) to step up and control war-based games. His reasoning was that gamers would be influenced by the games and become curious about acts of terrorism.

The Mufti of Negeri Sembilan, Datuk Mohd Yusof Ahmad also formed a similar connection between violent videogames and terrorism. He states that games like PUBG can remove sympathy and love from youths, and form an apathetic generation, and thus should be banned for the betterment of Muslims.

He goes on to add that such violent games may be inappropriate to be considered as esports, and recommends the government to reconsider the suitability of violent war-based games to be added to the list of esport titles to be played by our youths.

Syed Saddiq, Malaysia’s Youth and Sports Minister has reminded everyone that extremism isn’t caused by videogames. He also mentioned that even before games like PUBG were prevalent, terrorism and violence existed in the world.

What do you think? Should we ban violent games from our country?

Pokdepinion: Well I am a fan of racing games, but then again, racing games has been linked to poorer driving skills. And I am not making things up, go Google it.

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Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.
11 Comments
  • Stupid Mufti
    March 18, 2019 at 12:29 am

    Jenis pemikiran cetek hanya mampu berfikir selapis. Fast to find something to blame when a tragedy occurs. Their own inadequacy in raising children properly are not even considered into the equation. A parent whose kid has been taught empathy, love and respect to other living being, honesty, kindness, discipline in managing their time for games versus education and good akhlak…and all the other good virtues that make a good human being, this kid will not turn into a psychopathic killers or a terrorist. All these take considerable investment in time, money and patience from the parents. Most of the parents nowadays are drown into cheap mindless entertainment, busy with works and amassing fortune and pangkat, leaving their kid impotent in terms of good akhlak and lack kindness. Thus they blame videogames for all the wrong things that happens when the kid grow up.

    Stupid people breed stupid children.

  • Rlm
    March 18, 2019 at 6:54 am

    I got a feeling of they banned it we will have a new terrorist problem

  • AngryBoi
    March 18, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    Maju lah Malasyia

  • KnowYourRights
    March 18, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    Don’t blame a game for terrorist acts. Games don’t kill – people do. Radicals radicalise. No one needs to learn from a game to murder. Pulling the trigger is as easy as 1,2,3. Supervise your children, not ban something that isn’t against the law; whether it be religious law or constitutional law.

    • Vyncent Chan
      March 18, 2019 at 9:08 pm

      Yeah, probably there should be more parental monitoring to prevent such influences from getting in the hands of kids…

  • Lol
    March 18, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    LOL….TikTok?…merosakkan adat dan mencemarkn maruah knpe tak di ban????….. LMAO

  • March 19, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    Once upon a time.. they want to ban pokemon go, noobs.

    Now i’m quite excited to see their reaction when niantic announce the harry potter game.

    “Ini semua sihir! Haram! Kurafat! Pui! Ban ban!”

  • Aku ada lah aku
    March 19, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    Hahaha…pemikiran kalah budak oh…apa kaitan ngan pengganas ini games? Ini mungkin marah kat anaknya ni…slalu main game pubg ni.. Hahaha…ok lah main game tu.. Dripada merompak.. Kacau org…merogol..menjual dadah.. Hisap dadah…pengemar game ni luang kan masa dengan game…apa pula masalahnya boskkuu…dripada buang masa buat be da x faedah…ada otak pakai otak.. Ada masa. Pandai pakai masa…

  • Leshie
    March 19, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    It feels like a ban of pop culture. I like it when you mentioned racing games link to poor driving skill.

    I’m also interested which games do they consider violence. Years ago the US also has brought up some conversation about violence in video games but nothing seems happened until today.

    • Vyncent Chan
      March 19, 2019 at 2:31 pm

      US probably has bigger issues to deal with than videogames when it comes to gun violence…

  • Eimyrul Eiman
    March 21, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Looks like I’m about to emigrate to other country!

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