Since the Christchurch shooting that took place a couple of days back, a segment of the online community in Malaysia have voiced out their opinion, suggesting to ban the popular online battle royal game PlayerUnknown’s Battleground or “PUBG” for short.
Negeri Sembilan mufti, Datuk Mohd Yusof Ahmad, also chimed in as he believes the game is steering the younger generation towards violent activities and losing their compassionate nature in the process.
“In my opinion games like this have been planned a long time ago. The aim (of these types of games) is to shape the younger generation to like war activity, combat and violence.”
“As the government, monitor the good and the bad whether it’s appropriate to make it in an e-sport in this country.”
Adding also, that this game isn’t compatible with the daily lives of Muslims. “We don’t know what’s going to happen in the future. Judging from the situation now, if the death penalty is abolished, it’s not impossible that one day firearms can be owned without a license. If PUBG have been digested by young adults, think about the consequences.”