Malaysia legally well-equipped to address internet abuse

Malaysia has a broad legal system to address the negative issues arising from the increase in Internet usage in the country, Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said today.

He said that besides the regulations under the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), which handled various Internet abuse complaints, the other laws included the Penal Code which had detailed sections to address the matter.

“We have agencies implementing the existing laws. If there are complaints of abuse, for example, the MCMC has the jurisdiction to investigate the complaints. We often receive all kinds of complaints,” he told the Dewan Rakyat.

Gobind Singh was replying to a supplementary question, from Dr Nik Muhammad Zawawi Salleh (PAS-Paser Puteh) on whether the government was formulating policy to address the negative issues arising from the expansion of the Internet service.