MD and staff nabbed for selling pirated software

KUALA LUMPUR: The managing director of a company selling computer hardware and three other people were arrested in a raid here yesterday for selling pirated computer software.

The 30-year-old foreign man was held at about 4.30pm along with the three local men in their 20’s, believed to be salesmen, at two premises on the second floor of a shopping mall.

Fahmi Kassim, head of a special team from the Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism Ministry, said the men were detained for selling pirated software and laptops uploaded with pirated software.

“We seized three laptops uploaded with pirated software, three compact discs and DVDs, as well as 11 copies of pirated software,” he said, adding that the value of the confiscated items amounted to RM27,300.

Fahmi said 15 ministry officers and men, and several representatives from software giant Microsoft (M) Sdn Bhd were involved in the operation. — Bernama

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