86 investigation papers relating religious insults, race and royal issues opened between 2018 until Aug.2021 – Dep.Minister Zahidi

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PUTRAJAYA OCT.6: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) had opened 86 investigation papers relating to the spreading of contents containing elements of religious insults, race and Royal Institution between 2018 until August 2021.

The Deputy Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Datuk Zahidi Zainul Abidin said, four cases had been charged in the courts. The efforts done by MCMC will continue based on the reports and public complaints received.

“A special committee called Cyber Crime Committee has been formed to combat the cyber criminal threats in a more strategic and structured ways. The committee members are from the Commercial Crime Investigation Department, Royal Police Malaysia (RPM) and MCMC that play the role to streamline the enforcement actions faster and integrated on any cyber crime actions happening in this country, especially relating to race, religion and royalty issues.

“The Ministry has formed the Coordinating Clarification of Issues and Fake News Committee on 21st July 2021 as an effort to empower the dissemination of information to the people.

“This committee is to discuss the narrative to explain or deny the current issues and fake news that has been identified with the inputs from the related ministries,” Zahidi said in answering the issue on the abuse of social media raised by the Member of Parliament of Tenom.

The Deputy Minister was delivering his speech summing up the 12th Malaysia Plan at Dewan Rakyat here today.

Zahidi also elaborated on the implementation of the National Digital Network Plan (JENDELA) for the communication services whereby in Phase One that started on September 2020 had focused on the extension of the optical fibre and the development of the digital infrastructure including the building of a new 4G space and upgrading the transmitter stations to 4G nationwide.

The achievements of JENDELA in the second quarter of 2021 are as follows:-
1) The increase of 1.1 million premises from 4.95 million premises and the total is 6.05 million premises nationwide with the access of optical fibre.

2) The speed of the mobile broadband has increased from 25Mbps to 26.03Mbps .
3) The extension of the 4G mobile broadband coverage from 91.8 per cent to 94.03 per cent in populated areas.

Zahidi was explaining to over 20 MPs asking questions relating to the services of the Internet/Broadband at the Dewan Rakyat. – Malaysia World News

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