Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said from January to June this year, they received 11,235 complaints mainly involving new media content.
The offences included hacking, online gambling, scams, prostitution, copyright infringement, cyberbullying, harassment, pornography, incitement based on race or religion, extremism, fake news and religious deviancy.
“The complaints received do not just come under the jurisdiction of MCMC.
“It also involves the police, Health Ministry, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry,” he said in a written reply to Kasthuri Patto (PH-Batu Kawan).
Saifuddin said during this same period, 143 cases were investigated under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 by MCMC on the misuse of social media.
Of this, he said seven cases were brought to court.
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