MCMC warns Internet users not to spread sex video, hefty fine and jail time awaits


PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has warned Internet users not to spread content of pornographic nature.

"The MCMC today (June 12) warns all parties to refrain from uploading or sharing content that contains pornographic elements, as per Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

"Those found breaking the law can be jailed for a year, fined RM50,000 or both," it said in a statement Wednesday night

The MCMC added that strict action will be taken to those found guilty of doing so.

It would also investigate the spread as well as block websites that have done so.

"At the same time, we will work together with platforms such as Facebook to ensure no pornographic content is spread, "it said.

Media reports Wednesday (June 12) published allegations by an individual regarding a sex video purporting to implicate Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.

In a statement Wednesday, Mohamed Azmin categorically denied the accusation, calling it "vicious libel" against him.

He said he had instructed his lawyers to take appropriate legal action against the those making the allegations.