Malaysia setting up new anti-cybercrime task force

GEORGE TOWN: Malaysia will soon have a new task force to deal with increasing instances of cybercrime, says Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.

The Home Minister said the new task force would be supervised by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and involve the police and other related agencies.

"This new entity will have a new set of regulations suitable for the effort to protect the nation's cyberspace," he said during a press conference after the official opening of Kebun Bunga service centre at Mount Erskine here on Saturday (Nov 4).

He said the initiative still being discussed at Cabinet meetings.

Asked when it would be finalised, Saifuddin said the Cabinet needs two to three Parliament meetings next year before forming the task force.

"The process of drafting regulations for this new task force is being processed by the Attorney General's Office," he said.

Earlier Saifuddin attended Kebun Bunga assemblyman Lee Boon Heng service centre's official opening ceremony at Mount Erskine.

During the ceremony, he handed over 100 Deepavali packs to policemen and residents in the constituency.

Also present during the event were state police chief Comm Datuk Khaw Kok Chin, George Town Acting OCPD Supt V. Saravanan and local community leaders.

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Cybercrime , Task Force , Parliament , Saifuddin


Next In Nation

Explain Najib’s pardon to end speculation, urges Selayang MP
I refused to support PM despite lucrative offer, says Bersatu MP
Melaka Mega Ramadan Bazaar looks to attract 2.5 million visitors this year
Witness never mentioned to MACC RM2mil was for Guan Eng, court told
Where are the preparations for Visit Malaysia Year 2026, MP asks Tourism Ministry
MACC chief urges Wan Saiful to report bribe attempt by March 10
Motorist dies in crash on NSE, baby among six others hurt
Backbencher told to retract 'Orang Ulu' remark in Dewan Rakyat
Daim, family's bid to challenge MACC probe rejected
Five days' notice needed before any assembly, says IGP

Others Also Read