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Malaysian Government Walks Back Filming Rules After Political Overreach

30 July 2020

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Malaysian Government Walks Back Filming Rules After Political Overreach

Malaysian authorities have largely reversed a ruling made last week that would have required every conceivable form of film-making to apply for licenses and shooting permits.

“Social media users such as those of TikTok, YouTube are free to use the platforms to produce and upload videos as usual without the need to apply for a licence or fear being charged under the Finas Act,” said Communications and Multimedia Minister Saifuddin Abdullah in a statement. “The government will amend the FINAS Act 1981 (Act 224) by taking into account the current situations.”

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