Category: Information Technology

  • MCMC can block Telegram access under its Act, says lawyer

    I was asked by The Vibes to comment about the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission’s power to block access to Telegram over Telegram’s alleged conduct of being “uncooperative” with the Ministry of Communications and Digital. The Ministry claims that it had been trying to engage with Telegram since January 2023, following several complaints of pornography […]

  • Enforceability of Hyperlinked Electronic Contracts in Malaysia

    I am happy to share this article I co-authored with my former interns Mira Marie Wong and Nur Faiqah Nadhra Mohamad Faithal. This article was initially published as one of my Bread & Kaya articles on Digital News Asia. I have updated it for it to be published by Thomson Reuters in their The Law Review 2021.


    Last night, Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp all went down for six hours. We look at the lessons to be learnt from the unprecedented blackout. Produced by: Tasha Fusil, Raihanna AzwarPresented by: Sharmilla Ganesan, Lee Chwi Lynn

  • Bread & Kaya: Practical tips to ensure your electronic contracts are enforceable

    By Foong Cheng Leong and Mira Marie Wong and Nur Faiqah Nadhra – Court decisions on thorny issues of hyperlinked agreements’ enforceability– Heavy price to pay for not reading online terms of any commercial agreement– 8 practical tips to ensure that your electronic contracts are enforceable– Tracking mechanism to track if counterparty accessed terms and […]

  • Microsoft’s data centre region project needs data security laws

    I was asked by The Malaysian Reserve to comment on MICROSOFT Corp’s US$1 billion (RM4 billion) investment to establish its first data centre region in Malaysia, particularly on the data security laws aspect. I said- Bar Council’s Information Technology and Cyber Laws Committee deputy chairman Foong Cheng Leong said new regulations should be introduced to […]

  • Tech Talk Friday with Foong Cheng Leong and Arief Imran

    I spoke to Karamjit Singh of Digital News Asia and Nigesh Armon of Leadernomics about the cyberlaw cases of 2020 and how Covid19 has impacted legal practice. Also featured was Arief Imran who spoke about his company, SERV, a player in the digital mobility-related technologies.

  • Bread & Kaya : 2020 Cyberlaw Cases: Cyberlaw in the Covid-19 Era

    Since the Covid-19 pandemic, various aspects of our lives have been drastically changed to establish the new normal. The lockdown caused by the pandemic effectively closed our Courts for many months. Physical attendances were not allowed. Nevertheless, the Judiciary remained committed to ensuring the public’s access to justice. During the early days of the lockdown, […]

  • Foong’s Malaysia Cyber, Electronic Evidence and Information Technology Law

    I am happy to announce that my book “Foong’s Malaysia Cyber, Electronic Evidence and Information Technology Law” is available for pre-order. This is my third book. It started off with a compendium of cases but subsequently evolved into a textbook. It took me about a year to restructure the contents into a textbook. This book […]

  • Bread & Kaya: 2018 Malaysia Cyber-Law And IT Cases – Cyber-Defamation

    By Foong Cheng Leong April 26, 2019 In cyber-defamation cases, the High Court has granted damages between RM50K to RM100K Court assumes that you have published something if it originates from your email, Facebook, etc IN THIS second, of a four-part series, I will talk about the rise of cyber-defamation. The number of cyber-related tort cases filed […]

  • Bread & Kaya: 2018 Malaysia Cyber-Law And IT Cases – Fake News, Private Information & Instant Messaging

    THE change of Government after the 14th General Election saw changes to our sphere of cyber and IT laws. The new Government withdrew numerous charges under s.233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998, especially against those who had allegedly spoke against the previous Government. The Anti-Fake News Act 2018 that was introduced before the 14th […]