MCMC: Report it if you’re added to group sharing explicit content

  • Nation
  • Friday, 06 Sep 2019

Safeguards in place: Ishsal says action will be taken based on the type of content in the complaint.

CYBERJAYA: You can now report to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission if you have been added to a WhatsApp group that shares explicit content, including videos and photos, says its chairman Al-Ishsal Ishak.

“They can screencap details to include the phone number of the person who created the WhatsApp group and send it to the new MCMC WhatsApp hotline (016-220 6262) because that’s the fastest way, ” Ishsal said at the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan media briefing.

Alternatively, users can also email their complaints to

He added that MCMC will begin an internal process to investigate the complaint with the police.

“We will investigate the complaint immediately as we have teams running almost 24 hours a day, seven days a week, ” he claimed.

When asked if MCMC will prioritise high-profile cases, Ishsal said “no”.

“We treat every case seriously based on the gravity of the situation. There is no specific emphasis, ” he said, adding that action will be taken based on the type of content in the complaint.

Yesterday, a local media reported that a WhatsApp group was set up by an individual to share more intimate clips depicting a man resembling a minister.

The WhatsApp creator added some 80 members of the media and politicians to the group.

Ishsal said MCMC will issue a statement on the matter.

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