Posting offensive caption involving a child: MCMC called Adeline Chang to record her statement

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KUALA LUMPUR: A social media user Adeline Chang was called by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to record her statement over an offensive post involving a child.

MCMC in a statement said, this was in response to a complaint it received against the Facebook user who allegedly uploaded a picture of a child with an offensive caption.

The statement added, Adeline Chang’s statement was recorded with the cooperation of the Royal Police Malaysia (RPM) on Friday, 21 June 2024 at the Petaling Jaya District Police Headquarters.
“Earlier MCMC had issued a Notice of Presence to the suspect following the established procedure.

“The suspect’s SIM (subscriber identity module) card and mobile phone used to upload the content had been seized to assist in the investigation,” the statement said.

According to the statement, the case is being investigated under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (Act 588) which provides a maximum fine of RM50,000 or imprisonment until one year or both and extended fine RM1,000 every day the offence continues upon conviction.

“The section prohibits the transmission of communications through network facilities or application services and among others that are offensive, obscene or indecent with the intent to annoy or harass others,” the statement said.

MCMC also reminds the public to be cautious before uploading or sharing any content especially involving children. -Malaysia World News



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