No plans to move J-Kom back to comms ministry unless PM orders it, says Teo Nie Ching

KUALA LUMPUR: There are no plans to move the Community Communications Department (J-Kom) from the Prime Minister's Department to the Communications and Digital Ministry unless there is an order from the Prime Minister, says Teo Nie Ching.

The Deputy Communications and Digital Minister said the J-Kom was moved to the Prime Minister's Department under Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's (PN-Pagoh) administration in 2021.

"The government's decision is for J-Kom to remain under the Prime Minister's Department.

"If the Prime Minister wants to move J-Kom back in the future, then the ministry will follow his instructions," said Teo in reply to a supplementary question from Lim Lip Eng (PH-Kepong) during Question Time in Parliament on Monday (Nov 27).

Lim had asked if the ministry had plans to return J-Kom to the Communications and Digital Ministry to avoid duplication of resources.

Meanwhile, Teo also said that only 65 charges were brought under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 from a total of 876 cases probed between January 2018 and Nov 15 this year.

She said that investigations under Section 233 of the Act can either be carried out by the police or the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

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