Blog featuring pictures of Malaysian girls annoys parents

PETALING JAYA - A blog is causing a stir among parents over the past few days as it features a collection of pictures of young Malaysian girls, complete with names, which are believed to be taken from other websites.

Over the past few days, Facebook users have been sharing, which describes itself as "a collection of images of young Malaysian girls".

The blog has postings of pictures of teenage girls, some believed to be minors with tags such as sweet young thing, teen girl and young Asian, together with links to other websites with compilations of racy pictures.

The postings are a compilation of the pictures believed to be from websites such as blogs, news portals and social networking sites.

There are calls from some Facebook users, especially parents, to shut down the site as they believe most of the girls are minors.

Parent Action Group for Education Malaysia (Page) chairman Datin Noor Azimah Abdul Rahim said parents should play a role in ensuring that their children did not share too many pictures of themselves online.

"It is good to like photography and sharing it with friends. But once someone posts something online, it has already gone public. We cannot stop it from going viral and there is no privacy anymore," she said yesterday.

"We cannot blame others and shut down the site as that would be completely banning the site. We cannot also ban our children from using the Internet, but I think it is better to advise them and reason with them," she said.