Ahh, nothing beats kicking up your feet and playing a game or two of your favourite multiplayer game on your PC (or your mobile) after a super long day at work, right?
Well, if certain individuals have their way, it could spell the end of your nightly fun time with your friends.
Negri Sembilan Mufti Datuk Mohd Yusof Ahmad has called for the government to ban multiplayer shooting games such as 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)', 'Fortnite' and 'Apex Legends' as it could have a negative impact on children and youth.
Mohd Yusof told The New Straits Times that these games could influence the younger generation to get involved with terrorism and at the same time, destroy compassion for others.
These games, according to Mohd Yusof, have "been purposefully planned a long time" and their goal is to "shape the minds of the younger generation to enjoy war, to fight and indulge in vicious activities".
“It is not impossible that firearms may be easily accessed one day," he added. "Think of the consequences if PUBG becomes part of our youths’ lives".
One question for Mohd Yusof though: we played Monopoly since young, we're still not a millionaire also? How, bossku?
While he does make a valid point (although someone should tell him that video games don't kill people, lag does), our Minister of Youth and Sports Syed Saddiq does not agree with his viewpoint.
Games such as 'PUBG' should not be blamed for extremist acts as they would carry out these acts with or without exposure to said games, he told New Straits Times in a seperate article.
The games also had nothing to do with the violence that took place at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand last Friday.
“Even before PUBG, these kinds of acts happened,” he was quoted as saying.
What do you guys think? Should the government consider banning 'Candy Crush' too, since crushing candies could maybe give us diabetes?
Mon Mar 18 2019