Google to retain ‘offensive’ contents on M’sia curry outlet

(The Straits Times) – KOTA KINABALU – SEARCH engine giant Google has said that it cannot remove Internet contents deemed offensive to a fish head curry restaurant.

A company spokesman said in a statement that Google’s policy does not allow it to remove contents provided through its searches except for illegal matters such as child pornography among others.

Furthermore, the search results Google provided to users reflected the contents available on the Internet, the spokesman added.

‘In these cases or in cases where we are compelled by local or international law to remove content, we make these actions transparent using public, third party sites such as,’ the official added.

On Monday, the director of a fish head curry restaurant that is recommended by Lonely Planet, sued a blogger and Google for defamation.

Jothys Sdn Bhd director Tharumaraj Sivaperumal filed a RM6 million (S$2.5 million) civil suit at the Kota Kinabalu High Court.