MO,1/2/2018, KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and police are currently investigating the fake viral video on a foreigner being issued with an identification card. MCMC’s chief operating officer Datuk Dr Mazlan Ismail said they had received many complaints on the video. “The investigations on the content and the spread of the video are currently being conducted by us with the help of the police.
“MCMC is looking into this issue very seriously and action will be taken against those involved,” he said in a statement today. He said those involved in spreading false information could be charged under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998. The act states it is an offence to make an obscene, indecent, false, menacing or offensive comment with intention to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass another person.
One who commits an offence under this section, upon conviction is liable to a fine not exceeding RM50,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or to both, and is also be liable to a further fine of RM1,000 for every day the offence continues after conviction. Mazlan also reminded the public not to share, spread or upload any content that has not been confirmed for its authenticity.