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Ministry probes medical data breach claims
PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry has initiated investigations into claims that the medical records of close to 20,000 Malaysians are among millions of those freely accessible on computer servers wor...
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KKMM awaiting report on passenger data breach
PUTRAJAYA: Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said he is waiting for the full report on the data breach involving the personal details of Lion Air and Malindo Air passengers.
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Health Ministry investigating leak of patient records
KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry is investigating reports of a data leak involving the patient records of nearly 20,000 Malaysians.
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Ministry awaiting report on Malindo passenger data breach
PUTRAJAYA: Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said he is waiting for the full report on the data breach involving the personal details of Lion Air and Malindo Air passengers.
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Health Ministry says working with MCMC, Nacsa to contain patient data breach
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — The Health Ministry is co-operating with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and the National Cyber Security Agency (Nacsa) in taking immediate step...
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MCMC working on offering mobile coverage on the Pan Borneo Highway
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission chairman Al-Ishsal Ishak said his team has started work on offering mobile coverage on the Pan...
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Gobind says waiting for report on Malindo, Lion Air passenger data breach
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 19 ― Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said he is waiting for the full report on the data breach involving the personal details of Lion Air and Malindo Air pass...
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Wan Azizah: USP fund to reduce investment cost of RM21.6b NFCP
PUTRAJAYA (Sept 19): Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said today the universal service provision (USP) fund will reduce the estimated investment cost of Malaysia's RM21.6 bill...
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NFCP prioritises digital infrastructure based on fibre optic network – Gobind
Gobind Singh Deo PUTRAJAYA: The National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) prioritises the provision of sustainable digital infrastructure based on a fibre optic network but it will also use ...
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Govt to tackle online menace as it improves Internet access
PUTRAJAYA: The Government will work to tackle online menace like fake news, as it improves the nation’s access to the Internet under the National Fiberisation and...
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MCMC: Sabah and Sarawak could better internet connectivity from Indonesia’s capital shift
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 19 ― Indonesia's plan to move its capital from Sumatra to Kalimantan may potentially benefit Sabah and Sarawak through improved internet infrastructure, Malaysian Communications and ...
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Malindo Air confirms data breach, exposing millions of passengers' personal data
Subsidiaries of Indonesian low-cost airline Lion Air have suffered a massive data breach, resulting in the information of millions of passengers - including passport details, home addresses and phone ...
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Report: Malindo Air says no financially sensitive info exposed in data breach
Passengers who have Malindo Miles accounts should change their passwords if identical passwords have been used on other services online.
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Malindo Air says passengers' personal data 'may have been compromised' in...
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 18): Personal data of Malindo Airways Sdn Bhd (Malindo Air) passengers that have been stored in a cloud-based environment "may have been compromised", the airline said in a statemen...
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Report: Malindo Air hit by data breach, personal data of millions of passengers exposed
Malindo Air will hire an independent cybersecurity firm to do a full forensic analysis into the nature of the leak.
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Report: Malindo Air hit by data breach, passengers’ details leaked
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 18 ― Malaysia-based Malindo Air and its Indonesian parent company Lion Air suffered a massive data breach resulting in the personal data of millions of passengers being leaked ont...
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Malindo Air passengers’ info exposed after airline hit by critical data breach
In breaking news, a massive data breach has hit subsidiaries of Lion Air, including Malaysian airline, Malindo Air.
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500Mbps broadband speed for state capitals by 2021
KUCHING: The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia wants the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) to achieve a minimal 500Mbps bandwidth in all state capitals and selected high-impact areas by 2021.
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Ministry targets MNCP achieves 500mbps in high impact areas by 2021
KUCHING: The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia is targeting the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) to achieve a minimal 500 Mbps in all premises in state capitals and selected ...
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Communications Ministry targets 500Mbps in high impact areas by 2021
The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia is targeting the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) to achieve a minimal 500 Megabits per second (Mbps) in all premises in state capitals ...
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Freedom of speech must be protected
LAWYERS for Liberty views with extreme concern the recent surge in online policing of social media posts that touch on sensitive issues such as race, religion and royalty.
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Lip Eng gives Ismail Sabri 24 hours to retract DAP-halal certification claim
Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng is demanding an apology from Umno's Ismail Sabri Yaakob over the latter's claim that the halal certification process was transferred from Jakim to the Finance Ministry.
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National Digital ID will greatly benefit people: MCMC
KUALA LUMPUR: The implementation of the National Digital Identity (ID) will greatly benefit the people involved in the digital economic activities to carry out their business transactions safely and s...
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National Digital ID will greatly benefit people — MCMC
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 13): The implementation of the National Digital Identity (ID) will greatly benefit the people involved in the digital economic activities to carry out their business transactions sa...
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Cops nab four over inflammatory social media posts
PETALING JAYA: Police have arrested a total of four suspects for allegedly posting inflammatory statements on social media against religion and race.
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Police begin probe into MyKad fake news
PETALING JAYA: Investigations are underway following two police reports lodged by the National Registration Department (NRD) in connection with the dissemination of fake news that it granted MyKad to Chinese nationals recently.
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Malaysia to fully adopt 5G by 2023
JAKARTA: Malaysia is currently working to fully adopt 5G technology by 2023, said Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Marzuki Yahya (pix).
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Malaysia to fully adopt 5G by 2023
JAKARTA (Sept 10): Malaysia is currently working to fully adopt 5G technology by 2023, said Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Marzuki Yahya.
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Malaysia to fully adopt 5G by 2023
JAKARTA, Sept 10 — Malaysia is currently working to fully adopt 5G technology by 2023, said Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Marzuki Yahya.
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Cops probe fake news about NRD granting MyKads to China nationals
PETALING JAYA: The police have begun investigations into fake viral news that claim that the National Registration Department (NRD) was granting MyKad to...
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NRD goes to the police over fake MyKad news
PUTRAJAYA: The National Registration Department not only wants the police to investigate viral news claiming that it has granted MyKad to Chinese nationals recently...
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Media groups condemn death threat against journalist
PETALING JAYA: Media groups have condemned the death threat made against an English daily reporter.
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NRD lodges police report over online ‘citizenship for Chinese’ claims
PUTRAJAYA: The National Registration Department (NRD) has lodged a police report against individuals responsible for spreading allegations over social media that it granted citizenship to illegal immi...
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MCMC: Report it if you’re added to group sharing explicit content
CYBERJAYA: You can now report to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission if you have been added to a WhatsApp group that shares explicit...
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MCMC seeks aid of state government bodies to ease regulatory measures to speed up NFCP deployment
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission hopes that state government bodies can look into easing some regulatory measures to help push...
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NFCP will be funded by telcos, MCMC hopes state govts will ease regulatory measures
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission chairman Al-Ishsal Ishak told the press on Thursday that taxpayers will not be paying for the the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NF...
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Lodge report to MCMC if added into Whatsapp group spreading explicit materials
CYBERJAYA: Those who were added into a Whatsapp group spreading explicit materials can lodge a report or complaint to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), according to MCMC c...
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Report to us if added into WhatsApp explicit materials group, urges MCMC
CYBERJAYA: Those who were added into a WhatsApp group spreading explicit materials can lodge a report or complaint to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), according to MCMC c...
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Some RM19,000 worth of candy containing controlled drug seized
KUALA LUMPUR: Nineteen raids have been carried out in the Klang Valley this year against those who manufacture, distribute and sell Hamer Ginseng & Coffee Candy, which...
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Lodge report to MCMC if added into WhatsApp group spreading explicit materials
Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission chairman Al-Ishsal Ishak briefs the media on the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan at MCMC in Cyberjaya today.
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Report to MCMC if you have been added to rogue WhatsApp group sharing explicit content
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission chairman Al-Ishsal Ishak said users who found themselves added to a WhatsApp group created to...
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MCMC tells public to report inclusions in WhatsApp group sharing porn
CYBERJAYA, Sept 5 — Members of the public and media workers added into WhatsApp groups containing illegal content such as pornography can submit screenshots to the Malaysian Communications and Multi...
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MCMC: RM21.6 bil NFCP to be equally paid for by USP fund and telcos' capex
CYBERJAYA (Sept 5): The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) said the RM21.6 billion estimated budget for the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) will be half funde...
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Telco Deep Dive 2019: USP Report 2017 provides positive numbers, comparably increased efforts
By Tan Jee Yee Bigger. Wider. Better.
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NFCP is not a mega project, MCMC clarifies
KUALA LUMPUR: The National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) is not a mega project as alleged in some statements spread through social media, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commis...
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MCMC clarifies allegations on National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan
THE Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) would like to clarify some statements spread through social media with regards to the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) a...
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NFCP is not a mega project, MCMC clarifies
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 3): The National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) is not a mega project as alleged in some statements spread through social media, the Malaysian Communications and Multimed...
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National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan is not a mega project, MCMC clarifies
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 — The National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) is not a mega project as alleged in some statements spread through social media, the Malaysian Communications and Multim...
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National fiberisation plan not a mega-project - MCMC
The National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) is not a mega project as alleged in some statements spread through social media, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) cl...
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Econsave lodges police report over claim of not selling Bumiputera, Muslim products
JOHOR BARU: Econsave Cash & Carry Sdn Bhd (Econsave) yesterday lodged a police report against two Facebook accounts which it claimed had spread lies that the supermarket did not sell Muslim and Bumipu...
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Econsave lodges police report over lies about sales of its goods
Econsave Cash & Carry Sdn Bhd (Econsave) yesterday lodged a police report against two Facebook accounts which it claimed had spread lies that the supermarket did not sell Muslim and bumiputra products...
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Econsave lodges police report over claim of not selling bumiputra, Muslim products
JOHOR BARU (Bernama): Econsave Cash & Carry Sdn Bhd (Econsave) has lodged a police report against two Facebook accounts, which they claimed had spread lies...
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MCMC: Govt will implement NCFP with initial allocation of RM1bil
PETALING JAYA: The Government will implement the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) with an initial allocation of RM1bil, says the Malaysian...
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Racial discord won’t be tolerated in Malaysia, warns Bukit Aman
PETALING JAYA: Action will be taken against those who stir up racial and religious issues that jeopardise public order, said Bukit Aman CID director Comm Datuk Huzir...
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Dong Zong, Koon Yew Kin, Papagomo cases to be referred to AG
Investigation papers on Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's accusation that Chinese educationist group Dong Zong is racist will be referred to the Attorney-General's Chambers soon.
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Bukit Aman still waiting AG's decision on Zakir Naik
PETALING JAYA: Bukit Aman is still waiting on the decision and further instructions from the Attorney General's Chambers in connection with the investigation...
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The Week That Was: Making progress on the digital front
In keeping with the onward march of modernisation, the Communications and Multimedia Ministry made two major announcements last week.
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We need to talk, Malaysia — Harris Zainul
AUGUST 31 — It is, once again, August 31.
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Short Position - Good to be franck and honest
Good to be frank and honestIt is said that transparency is essential for the stock market to flourish.
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Gobind welcomes initiative to expand fiberisation coverage in Melaka
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 30): Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo has welcomed the decision of Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) to expand its fiberisation coverage to four more areas in Melaka a...
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Narrowing the digital divide between urban and rural Malaysia
PETALING JAYA: The Universal Service Provision (USP) fund will be tapped by the government to pay for the bulk of its RM21.6bil National Fiberisation and Connectivity...
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Cabinet green-lights National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan
PETALING JAYA: The Cabinet has approved the implementation of the RM21.6bil National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP). Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo (pix) said the ...
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Cabinet approves RM21.6b national connectivity plan
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 28): The Cabinet today approved the implementation of the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) over a five-year period from this year to 2023 at a cost of RM21.6 billio...
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Cabinet approves RM21.6bil national connectivity plan
PETALING JAYA: The Cabinet has approved the implementation of the RM21.6bil National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP), says the Communications...
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5,000 complaints relating to insulting religion, Prophet lodged with police, MCMC
BANGI: About 5,000 complaints have been lodged with the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) relating to articles or provocative statements insulting Islam and the Prophet Muhammad.
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About 5,000 complaints lodged with Jakim - Mujahid
About 5,000 complaints have been lodged with the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) relating to articles or provocative statements insulting Islam and Prophet Muhammad.
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5,000 complaints on insulting religion, Prophet lodged with police, MCMC
BANGI: About 5,000 complaints relating to articles or provocative statements insulting Islam and Prophet Muhammad have been lodged with the the police and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia C...
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Minister: 5,000 complaints lodged with police, MCMC over insults against Prophet Muhammad, Islam
BANGI, Aug 27 — About 5,000 complaints have been lodged with the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) relating to articles or provocative statements insulting Islam and Prophet Muhamma...
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High Court says can’t hear SIS challenge against ‘deviant’ fatwa, directs group to Shariah courts
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 27 — The High Court rejected today Sisters in Islam’s (SIS) legal challenge against a 2014 Selangor fatwa or religious edict that declared it as deviant.
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MCMC to conduct study on National Digital ID platform to assist consumers and entrepreneurs
KAJANG: In efforts to create a National Digital ID platform which is capable of assisting consumers to carry out business transactions safely and entrepreneurs to expand their business, a study would ...
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Malaysian Govt to introduce its version of “Sign-in with Google” in 2020
The Cabinet has just approved the implementation of a National Digital ID initiative, which will supposedly increase the credibility of online applications as well as digital identities of citizens.
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Nine-month study on National Digital ID platform, says Gobind
KAJANG (Bernama): In efforts to create a National Digital ID platform, a study will commence next month to identify a suitable implementation model, says Gobind Singh Deo.
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Government announces approval of the National Digital ID initiative
The Malaysian Government has announced the Cabinet's approval of the National Digital ID initiative and will begin with a comprehensive study on implementation models...
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Cabinet green-lights National Digital Identity
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 26 — The Cabinet has approved the implementation of the National Digital Identity (National Digital ID) initiative, the Communications and Multimedia Ministry announced today.
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Occasional threat to harmony is expected: Muhyiddin
GOMBAK: The occasional issues of race and religion that threaten to boil over in the country is only to be expected in a societal setting such as Malaysia, according to Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
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Malaysians must unite to live prosperously in this blessed country
CYBERJAYA: All Malaysians must unite as best friends as they share the same hopes, dreams and goals, namely to live a prosperous life in this blessed country.
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Gobind: Malaysians must unite to live prosperously in this blessed country
Gobind Singh Deo – Bernama file photo CYBERJAYA: All Malaysians must unite as best friends as they share the same hopes, dreams and goals, namely to live a prosperous life in this blessed country.
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Stern action against those playing up 3R issues: Eddin Syazlee
KUALA PILAH: The Communications and Multimedia Ministry will take firm action against any party playing up issues related to 3R (race, religion and royalty) on social media, said its Deputy Minister E...
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Stop sharing upside down national flag images: MCMC
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has advised the public not to share or circulate photographs or videos of the national flag (Jalur Gemilang) hung upside dow...
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Astro eases following data breach
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 23): Share prices of satellite television provider, Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad fell in early trading after it suffered another data breach, the second known leak in the span of 1...
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Astro stocks ease following data breach
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 ― Share prices of satellite television provider, Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad fell in early trading after it suffered another data breach, the second known leak in the span of...
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MCMC warns social media users to stop sharing images of upside down Jalur Gemilang
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 — The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has advised the public not to share or circulate photographs or videos of the national flag (Jalur Gemilang) hung...
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Stop sharing upside down national flag images - MCMC
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has advised the public not to share or circulate photographs or videos of the national flag (Jalur Gemilang) hung upside down at a school ...
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Astro suffers data breach exposing customers' MyKad data
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 22): Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd has suffered a data breach, exposing customers’ MyKad data.
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Astro suffers another data breach, in the midst of informing affected customers
Astro suffers another data breach, making this the company’s second known data leak in the span of 18 months.
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Robbed by phone calls: How I lost RM95,000
It was an ordinary day after work.
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MCMC HITS TELCOS WITH 107 COMPOUNDS TOTALLING US$916k
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has issued 107 compounds amounting to US$916,000  (RM3.83 million) to telecommunications companies (Telcos) as of 31 July 2019, for vario...
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AmInvest Research overweight on telco sector due to multiple synergies
KUALA LUMPUR: AmInvestment Research is maintaining its Overweight call on the telecommunications sector given multiple synergies from sector consolidation, which will significantly alleviate price competition that has been eroding the sector’s margins over the past three years.
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Johor ex-army association lodges report against tycoon Koon
JOHOR BARU: Forty members of non-pensionable ex-army veterans welfare association, Pekebat gathered outside North Johor Baru District Police Headquarters here today, before lodging a police report aga...
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Lawyer: Spell out clear guidelines for MCMC probe, ‘offensive’ posts not good enough
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 — The threshold for investigations into and arrests for offensive social media comments on race, religion or the royalty must be high and reserved only for those inciting violen...
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Public urged to report ‘3R’ content on social media to MCMC
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has urged the public to lodge a report on any incident or content that touches on the 3Rs (Race, Religion and Royal Institut...
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Where is our democracy? MCMC complaint hotline means we still need policing, says Umno senator
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MCMC wants you to report offensive content via WhatsApp
If you come across any content that offends any race, religion or royalty (3R) on social media and various online platforms, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) wants you to ...
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MCMC has fined telcos RM3.83 mil this year, 20.4% more than all of 2018
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has issued a total of 107 compounds amounting to RM3.83 million to local telecommunication companies between 1st January to 31st July 2019...
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Tell us about nasty ‘3R’ content, says MCMC
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission has urged the public to lodge a report on any incident or social media content that touches on 3Rs (Race, Religion and Royalty).
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Public told to report content on race, religion and royal institution on social media to MCMC
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 — The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has urged the public to lodge a report on any incident or content that touches on 3Rs (Race, Religion and Royal I...
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MCMC issues 107 compounds totalling RM3.83 million to telcos
CYBERJAYA: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has issued 107 compounds amounting to RM3.83 million to telecommunications companies (telcos) as of July 31, 2019.
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Telcos fined RM3.8 mil for various offences by MCMC
CYBERJAYA: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has issued 107 compound notices amounting to RM3.83 million to telecommunications companies (telcos) as of July 31 this year.
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MCMC issues 107 compounds totalling RM3.83m to telcos, YTL Communications tops the list at 15 received
CYBERJAYA, Aug 17 — The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has issued 107 compounds amounting to RM3.83 million to telecommunications companies (telcos) as of July 31, 2019.
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Befrienders see increase in those with suicidal thoughts
KUALA LUMPUR: Nearly 35% of the 30, 075 calls received by Befrienders Kuala Lumpur in 2018 were from those who have suicidal tendencies, says its executive director Kenny Lim.
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