Two fined for trying to sell unapproved devices

PUTRAJAYA: Two company directors have been fined by the Kota Kinabalu Sessions Court for possessing and intending to sell unapproved communication equipment, says the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

These included Baofeng model BF-888S walkie-talkies and various brands of wireless adapters, it said.

The two directors were fined RM5,500 and RM2,500 respectively after pleading guilty before judge Amir Shah Amir Hassan, the MCMC said in a statement yesterday.

The first man, 29, was charged with two offences under Regulation 16(1)(b) of the Communications and Multimedia (Technical Standards) Regulations 2000, it said.

He was found in possession of five Baofeng model BF-888S walkie-talkies and six wireless adapters of various brands at Lintas Plaza on Oct 11, 2023, with the intent to sell them.

The second man, 41, was charged with one offence under the same regulation for possessing two units of Baofeng model BF-888S walkie-talkies at Sinsuran Complex on the same date, with the intent to sell them.

The offences are punishable by a fine not exceeding RM300,000 or imprisonment of up to three years, or both, the MCMC said.

It reminded the public to avoid engaging in activities involving the sale, possession or use of unapproved communication equipment.

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