KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) had blocked 6,381 online gambling websites from 2020 until the end of 2022 upon official requests from the Royal Police Malaysia (RPM).
MCMC said, 212,399 telephone lines including mobile and fixed that have sent dubious SMS spams such as online gambling promotions, unlicensed loans and others have its services terminated beginning 2020 until 2022.
“Following the request of the consumer association for online gambling platforms to be monitored, MCMC is committed to supporting police enforcement in the efforts to crack down the online gambling activities that is stipulated under the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953 (Act 289).
“The police carry out the action and enforcement while MCMC’s role is to give technical assistance to the police including the supply of information and blocking the websites with gambling elements based on the application from the police,” MCMC said in a statement.
The statement added, users can also play a role in blocking online gaming activities such as by reporting to MCMC on the promotion of gambling advertisements received via SMS so that the online cancellation could be carried out with the cooperation of the telecommunications service providers.
“If the user receive a gambling advertisement via short message apps such as Whatsapp and social media like Facebook, report the number of social media account to the application service or social media platform providers so that the number or account cannot send online gambling promotional advertisements to other users,” the statement said. – Malaysia World News