Meta has agreed to cooperate with MCMC, police to curb online crime, says Fahmi

KUALA LUMPUR: The Communications and Digital Ministry is collaborating with Meta Platforms Inc (Meta), Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) as well as the police to curb online crime.

Its minister, Fahmi Fadzil said the move was made following a rise in online fraud and gambling cases as well as the 3R issues relating to religion, royalty and race.

"Losses suffered by Malaysians from January to May 2023 via Meta platforms (Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp) have almost exceeded RM330mil.

"This is a 25% increase compared to the whole of 2022," he said in a Facebook post on Tuesday (July 7) after chairing a meeting with Meta, MCMC and the police at Bukit Aman here.

Also present were his deputy Teo Nie Ching, ministry deputy secretary-general Ma Sivanesan, MCMC chairman Tan Sri Salim Fateh Din, CyberSecurity Malaysia chief executive officer Datuk Dr Amiruddin Abdul Wahab, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Razarudin Husain as well as other top policemen.

As a result of the meeting, he said Meta expressed commitment to close cooperate with MCMC and police to curb online crime.

"I believe that the cooperation established allows scams, online gambling and 3R issues on the Meta platform to be reduced," he said. – Bernama

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