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MCMC zeroed in on errant individuals


KUALA LUMPUR:  The Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) had recently conducted an operation to zero in on errant individuals who were suspected to have uploaded contents which are offensive in nature into their social media accounts.

The operation was mounted with the cooperation from the Royal Malaysian Police Commercial Crime Investigation Department following public complaints concerning abuse of communication services and social media.

MCMC, in a statement here today, said during the operation, several communication devices, such as laptop computers, mobile phones and simcards, belonging to three suspects in Kuala Lumpur, Cheras and Bangi, were seized.

The suspects’ statement had also been recorded to facilitate further investigations and the MCMC had also blocked several websites and blogs containing such contents.

“The MCMC views seriously the abuse of communication services and social media and would like to remind the public that it is an offence under Section 233 of the Communication and Multimedia Act 1998 to upload any comment, request, suggestion or any forms of communication which are obscene, disturbing, fake,
threatening or offensive in nature with the intention to annoy, defame, threaten or disturb others,” said the statement, which was posted on the MCMC’s Facebook page.

Such an offence carries a fine not exceeding RM50,000 or a maximum jail term of one year, or both, if convicted, the statement added. – BERNAMA


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