Telegram willing to work with MCMC to streamline regulatory issues, says Fahmi

Communications Minister Fahmi Fadzil (right) with Telegram founder Pavel Durov after their four-eyed meeting in Dubai on Saturday (March 2). - Photo: Bernama

DUBAI: Telegram has expressed its willingness to work with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (SKMM) to streamline the regulatory aspects of the platform, especially in combating scams and online gambling activities, says Fahmi Fadzil.

The Communications Minister said the matter was conveyed by Telegram founder and chief executive officer, Pavel Durov, during a four-eyed meeting here on Saturday (March 2) to discuss issues involving the social media platform which now has about 15 million users in Malaysia.

Fahmi said his meeting with Durov took place in a positive atmosphere during which they discussed, in addition to the regulatory issues of the platform, new technology and artificial intelligence (AI).

"Durov also expressed interest in holding further discussions on several cooperation opportunities with the Malaysian Government.

"In that regard, I have invited him to visit Malaysia himself to continue discussions with several parties involved," he told Bernama after attending the meeting here.

Fahmi said Durov also expressed his desire to expand his operations into Malaysia. - Bernama

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