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Gov't to push for heavier penalties under MCMC law

Alyaa Alhadjri  |  Published:  |  Modified:

The government will go ahead with plans to table amendments allowing heavier penalties for offences under the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

Deputy Communication and Multimedia Minister Jailani Johari said today the government aims to table it in Parliament at the coming March session.

"There are certain offences that now carry a maximum penalty of RM50,000. We are looking to increase the amount to up to RM500,000.

"Aside from increasing the penalty, there will also be several other areas under the Act that will be amended in order to strengthen the law," Jailani told reporters after attending the launch of Dewan Perdana Zafran in Kepong.

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