Tag: Communications and Multimedia Act 1998

  • 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 […]

  • Online Harassment – Should doxing be criminalised?

    I was asked by TV3 to comment on the laws relating to doxing in Malaysia. You may watch the full coverage below.

  • Cops can’t simply check your phones, says ex-IGP

    I was quoted by FreeMalaysiaToday regarding newspaper reports about the Deputy Home Minister Azis Jamman’s answer in Parliament regarding police powers to inspect public’s mobile phone. He was reported to have said that police personnel are allowed to inspect public’s mobile phone at any time and on what reasonable ground that allows such action. For […]

  • Bread & Kaya: 2018 Malaysia Cyber-law and IT Cases PT3 – Cyber-crimes and -offences

    By Foong Cheng Leong May 3, 2019 Laws introduced to regulate e-hailing services Sexual grooming enters the books as a new offence  IN THIS third of a four-part series, I will discuss cyber-crime cases and other cyber offences. Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 The establishment of Cyber Courts in the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court saw […]

  • 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 […]

  • Bread & Kaya: 2017 Cyberlaw cases Pt3 – sexual offences against children and computer crimes

    By Foong Cheng Leong | Mar 30, 2018 – Sending death threats using someone else’s mobile phone is not OK – 2018 will mark interesting year for cyber related cases including Uber driver suing Uber THE first statute in Malaysia to use the term “social media” is part of the law designed to protect children […]

  • Sugar Daddy and Sugar Babies Website – Is it illegal?

    I was interviewed by The Star on the issue of legality of a local website that connects “sugar daddies” with “sugar babies”. In the article entitled “A raw nerve hit, but no laws broken“, I said the following:- There is no law against couple matching services in Malaysia unless it is for prostitution or other […]


    Late last year, it was reported that the private data of 46.2 million mobile phone subscribers were leaked sometime in the middle of 2014. All 14 telcos were affected in what is Malaysia’s biggest ever data breach. Explaining what this means for you and me is lawyer Foong Cheng Leong. He chairs the KL Bar’s […]

  • SayaKenaHack.com and Privacy

    Recently, tech blogger Keith Rozario created the website SayaKenaHack.com, a platform to allow people to check if they were affected by the data leakage of 46.2 million mobile phone subscribers. The website allowed users to key in their identity card number and the website will inform the users whether they are affected by the leakage. […]

  • Bread & Kaya: Are WhatsApp admins going to jail?

    Bread & Kaya: Are WhatsApp admins going to jail? By Foong Cheng Leong | May 02, 2017 – Two key elements in s. 233 are not fulfilled by a group chat admin – To use s. 114A to attach liability on a group chat admin is stretching s. it too far I REFER to the […]