KUALA LUMPUR: The Cupboard has agreed that the present Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (Act 588) and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Fee Act 1998 (Act 589) be amended to offer stronger authorized provisions to face cyber safety threats.
Communications and Multimedia Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa (pic) stated the proposed amendments had been tabled by him to the Cupboard on Friday (Aug 26) and had been agreed upon.
“Hopefully sitting within the subsequent Parliament, we are able to desk the amendments of each Acts. Amongst others that the amendments hope to look into are potentialities of strengthening and having enough provisions to implement the cyber safety side,” he stated.
He informed reporters after launching Axiata Cyber Fusion Heart together with Celcom Enterprise Tech Week Showcase 2022 at its headquarters right here Saturday (Aug 27).
Annuar stated the amendments are essential because the nation’s telecommunication ecosystem is dealing with threats of on-line frauds and hacking by irresponsible people.
He stated because of the threats, he invited the board of administrators from 4 entities below his ministry to debate cyber safety points holistically final week.
The 4 entities are the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Ministry (MCMC), Malaysian Digital Economic system Company (MDEC), Cyber Safety Malaysia (Cyber Safety) and the Division of Private Information Safety (JPDP).
“The dialogue was to offer my image, perspective and hopes because the minister accountable as I felt we aren’t doing sufficient (efforts) and the general public wants some sort of assurance that might shield them.
“So by the dialogue, I wish to see varied angles which could possibly be taken in opposition to circumstances of scams and plenty of others,” he stated.
Annuar additionally stated because the chairman of the particular process power on jihad in opposition to inflation, there’s a have to have an company which might help the federal government to manage the info of meals provide, corresponding to rooster in order that there can be no disruption in future.
He stated to acquire the info, the company might profit from expertise corresponding to 5G and Web of Issues (IoT) to implement the appliance.
“For example, if all farmers may set up IoT expertise, we can collect rooster provide knowledge other than relying on automation to make the poultry business extra environment friendly,” he stated. – Bernama