MCMC seizes social media user's phone over inappropriate content involving minor

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) had summoned a social media user over an inappropriate post involving a minor.

"The MCMC, with the help of the police, recorded the statement of a social media user at the Petaling Jaya district police station on Friday (June 21)," the MCMC said in a statement on Sunday(June 23).

The MCMC added that the statement was recorded following complaints received over a Facebook post over a photo of a child with an inappropriate caption.

A mobile phone and SIM card belonging to the individual, which was used to upload the content, was also seized.

The matter is being investigated under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act, which prohibits the use of network facilities to transmit communication deemed to be offensive or could cause annoyance to another person.

An offence under the section is punishable with a maximum fine of RM50,000 and jail term of up to a year or both. Additional fine of RM1,000 a day could be imposed, if found guilty.

The MCMC also reminded the public to exercise caution when uploading content, especially those related to children.

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