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MCMC Probes 76 Cases Of Spreading Fake News

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SANDAKAN – The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is investigating 76 cases of fake news and information dissemination this year. MCMC Network Security, New Media Monitoring, Compliance and Advocacy Sector chief officer Dr Fadhlullah Suhaimi Abdul Malek said five cases had been brought to court. He said enforcement alone was not enough to curb…

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100% Broadband Penetration In Putrajaya

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PUTRAJAYA – Putrajaya has achieved 100 per cent broadband penetration through fixed fibre as well 2G, 3G and long-term evolution (LTE) wireless coverage, saId Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) Communications and Digital Ecosystem Sector chief officer Datuk Mohd Ali Hanafiah Mohd Yunus. He said this was based on an assessment done by MCMC last…

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MCMC Investigates 67 Fake News On Social Media

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) investigated 67 cases of fake news in social media between January 2016 and September this year. Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak said of the number, five were brought to court. “In the same period, access to 1,861 websites, portals and blogs were also…

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Video Game ‘Fight of Gods’ To Be Disable Within 24 Hours

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PUTRAJAYA – The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will be asking the platform provider for the video game “Fight of Gods” to disable downloads for Malaysian users within 24 hours, said Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak. “Failing which, further action will be taken,” the Communications and Multimedia Minister said in a statement on…

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MCMC To Probe Social Media False News Over Sabah Water Dept

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PUTRAJAYA – The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission is to investigate a viral online news alleging that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission had declared there was no element of corruption in the case involving the Sabah Water Department. Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak said the MACC had confirmed that the information being circulated…

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MCMC Acting Against 1,500 Fake Accounts On Social Media

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BERA –  The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is taking action against almost 1,500 fake accounts that have been identified on various social media platforms between January and June, this year. Communications and Multimedia Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak said the MCMC received complaints against these fake accounts, among them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, which were used for negative purposes such as dissemination of…

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No Ransomware Attack In Malaysia – MCMC

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PUTRAJAYA – The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) says no ransomware attacks have been reported in Malaysia as at 10am today amidst a massive global cyber-attack which hit nearly 100 countries. “MCMC is continuing to monitor the situation together with other enforcement agencies,” said the commission in a statement today. MCMC advised Malaysians to…

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MCMC Only Regulates, Does Not Spy On, WhatsApp Users – Salleh

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KUCHING – The Malaysia Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is only a regulatory body and does not monitor or spy on what WhatsApp users write in the application, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak. Recent posts which alleged that the commission was monitoring content in the application was “absolutely false…

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MCMC Investigates Viral Images During Yang Di-Pertuan Agong’s Swearing In Ceremony

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HULU TERENGGANU – The Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has proceeded with investigations on the dissemination of defamatory images linking the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Prime Minister during the swearing in ceremony and signing of the instrument of office last Tuesday. Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Jailani Johari said the ministry was conducted an…

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MCMC Probes Alleged Foreign Funding Of News Portals

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission is investigating complaints on the alleged channelling of foreign funds to certain news portals with the intention of overthrowing the democratically elected government in the country, it was stated here today. Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak said the report on the…

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MCMC Lauds Establishment Of Special Cyber Court

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CYBERJAYA – The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission lauds the setting up of the special court for cyber crimes, saying it is timely. The cyber court began operating a few days ago at the court complex in Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur. “Hopefully, cyber cases that had been investigated by MCMC under the Communications and Multimedia…

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Salleh Keruak’s Vision Of Multimedia Malaysia

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KUALA LUMPUR: Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak is a Sabah leader who has vast experience in politics. Salleh, who holds a PhD in Politics and Government from Universiti Putra Malaysia, was the Chief Minister of Sabah from Dec 28, 1994, to May 27, 1996, and has also held various portfolios…

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MCMC Blocked 27 Websites, 54 URL Links That Spread Daesh Ideology

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has blocked 27 websites and 54 URL links in the Malay and English languages that spread Daesh ideology, said Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak. The Communications and Multimedia Minister said the authorities had also contacted other social media platform providers to seek their cooperation…

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MCMC Blocks Websites Propagating IS Ideology In Malay

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission has blocked a total of 11 websites and 22 URLs involved in the propagation of Islamic State (IS) ideology in the Malay language, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak (pic). He said action was taken following MCMC’s monitoring of new media outlets…

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Sabah’s Internet Users More Concerned With Content Than Poor Service Coverage – MCMC

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KOTA KINABALU, May 31 (Bernama) — Sabah’s internet users are more concerned with the content they see online than moaning over poor or no service coverage. Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission’s (MCMC) Senior Director of Advocacy and Outreach Eneng Faridah Iskandar considered the situation in Sabah rather unique given the significant growth in internet users…

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Bar Council Urges MCMC To Unblock Access To TMI

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PETALING JAYA: The Bar Council has urged the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to withdraw the prohibition of access to online news portal The Malaysian Insider, saying that it must act in accordance with the law. Its president Steven Thiru (pic) said that MCMC could not invoke Section 263(2) of the Communications and Multimedia…

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Check Information Before Believing Its Credibility – Salleh

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KUALA LUMPUR: The people need to raise their level of awareness to question and filter information so that they are not easily duped by the emergence of information before its authenticity has been verified. Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak said it was important to filter information before disseminating it to…

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MCMC Expands ‘Smart Community’ Project To Every District Nationwide

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ALOR GAJAH – The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will expand its “Smart Community” programme to every district in every state nationwide by 2020. Its Coordination and Digital Community Programme Division head Nor Akmar Shah Minan said the pilot project had already started in Kemaman, Terengganu. “At present, we are starting the project in…

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Free Digital TV Service For Malaysians From Next Year

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CYBERJAYA: Malaysians will get to enjoy free digital television broadcast beginning next year through the Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting (DTTB) service which will be managed by MYTV Broadcasting Sdn Bhd (MYTV). MYTV chief operating officer Mohamed Redzwan Yahya said to be able to get the service, consumers would have to get a decoder or ‘Top…

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Be Cautious Of Information On Social Media – Salleh

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LABUAN: Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak has reminded the people to evaluate with caution information received and disseminated via social media. He said development of technology enabled individuals to disseminate information faster and without restriction. “As such, it is important for the people to be more careful in assessing all…

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MCMC Investigates Spread Of False News Linked To Apandi, Zeti

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will investigate the spread of a false statement by Attorney-General Tan Sri Apandi Ali against Bank Negara Governor Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz which was said to have been uploaded in a local news portal. Head of the MCMC Network Security, Enforcement and Advocacy Sector Zulkarnain…

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Data 71 Per cent Malaysians Opt For Slow Broadband From MCMC Salleh

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KUCHING: Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak said his statement that 71 per cent of Malaysians opt for slow broadband was obtained from the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). “I only stated the facts based on the statistics that I obtained from MCMC whereby 71 per cent of users opted…

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MCMC To Act Against Those Inciting People To Join Red Shirt Rally

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PUTRAJAYA – The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission will go after any party that incites the public to participate in the ‘Himpunan Rakyat Bersatu’ on Sept 16, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak. He said the MCMC would proceed with the appropriate action based on information it had already received.…

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PMSP Urges MCMC To Block Malaysiakini

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CYBERJAYA: A non-governmental organisation today handed over a memorandum to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) urging the commission to immediately block access to the Malaysiakini website. Mind and Social Awareness Association (PMSP) president Ramesh Rao claimed the news portal had been publishing inaccurate and defamatory news. “In fact, Malaysiakini has never made any…

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Updating Status On Social Sites Can Be Damaging

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KUALA LUMPUR: When Linda (not her real name) updated her status on Facebook by saying that she and her family will be leaving for a vacation overseas, little did she know that things were going to take a turn for the worse. This is because in sharing her excitement about the vacation with her friends…

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MCMC Blocks Access To 310 Online Gambling Sites Since January

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PUTRAJAYA – The Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has blocked access to 301 illegal gambling websites over the first six months this year. Deputy Communication and Multimedia Minister Datuk Jailani Johari said it was part of the 940 applications to block access to online gambling submitted by the relevant authorities, including the police, Domestic Trade,…

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MCMC Never Appoints Anyone As Its Agent

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IPOH: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has never authorised or appoint any person to act as its agent to go from house to house to distribute the 1Malaysia Netbooks. Its northern region deputy director (Regulatory Compliance), Hanita Izam Abdul Rahman said the commission also did not impose nor collect any fee for the netbooks. He said…

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MCMC To Crack Down On 1MDB Rumour-Churners

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PETALING JAYA: The public should not spread modified pictures, unverified news or any speculation regarding investigations into the government investment arm 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) through social media, said the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). The MCMC said in a press release issued on Thursday morning that by “social media”, this included the mobile…

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MCMC To Probe 1MDB, PetroSaudi Leaked Mails

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will assist the authorities in the probe into the leaked e-mails on PetroSaudi and 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). “We will not only work together with the police and the Thai authorities but against those who spread false information,” Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery…

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MCMC Invites Nominees For ‘Digital Champions’ Award

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is looking for nominations for the ‘Digital Champions’ award (National Transformation Award and the Excellent Broadband Entrepreneur Award). According to a statement issued by MCMCM today, the award is to recognise and celebrate individuals and organisations which have been successful in information technology ventures. The…

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