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Don’t bare and shoot on mobile: Malaysia

Malaysian telecommunications firms on Tuesday urged people to avoid taking intimate photographs with cell phones after a string of incidents involving snapshots with nude women were leaked.

world Updated: Mar 03, 2009 23:44 IST

Malaysian telecommunications firms on Tuesday urged people to avoid taking intimate photographs with cell phones after a string of incidents involving snapshots with nude women were leaked.

Among those embarrassed was a prominent opposition state lawmaker who resigned last month.

Malaysia’s main communications industry regulatory grouping placed advertisements in leading newspapers urging people to “know where to draw the line” when sharing images over the phone.

“Never put yourself in a compromising position. You may regret it sooner, rather than later,” read the Communications and Multimedia Content Forum of Malaysia’s advertisement, which depicted a phone screen with a photo of a woman whose shoulders were exposed.

Executive director Mustafa Fazil Mohamad Abdan said the advertisements were part of a public awareness campaign “to encourage people not to rely solely on the government or the police, but to protect themselves from potential problems.”