Three company directors fined RM5,000 for selling unauthorised RFID equipment


MCMC HQ lobby. YAP CHEE HONG/ The Star.

Three directors of a security hardware company were fined RM5,000 for selling unauthorised radio-frequency identification (RFID) equipment.

Saxco Marketing directors Ng Saw Keng, Tung Ng Loong and Tung Kei Wan were hit with the fine after pleading guilty to selling RFID scanners without carrying the legitimate Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) certification label.

MCMC enforcement and investigation head Datuk Mohd Shafie Harun confirmed the matter, saying the case was investigated under the Communications and Multimedia (Technical Standards) Regulations 2000.

The trio were charged at the Sessions Court in Petaling Jaya.

All the case items were confiscated by the government and handed off to MCMC for disposal.

MCMC said the agency is ramping up efforts to prevent the sale and use of unauthorised communication devices in Malaysia.

Shafie warned that the use of unauthorised devices could lead to disruption in communication networks and affect the quality of service.

Users are urged to check the Sirim website for more information or visit the MCMC Check Your Label website.

Recently, four men were fined a total of RM70,000 for selling Android TV boxes and AV sender equipment without the MCMC certification label.


   

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