Category: Information Technology


    The MyDigital ID programme is set to launch for the public in July next year and is expected to be used for verification to receive targeted subsidies. However, there is also concern about the possibility of data breaches given past experiences of government portals. What’s being done to assuage such concerns? We discuss the implementation…

  • Bread & Kaya: 2022 Cyberlaw cases of interest

    By Foong Cheng Leong 2022 saw the final appeal and incarceration of our former Prime Minister, Najib Razak. The result of his case caused effects on various laws including cyberlaw. One of them is the reliance of Facebook postings by the Chief Justice’s husband announcing his personal views made four years ago to recluse the…

  • Ways in which the Malaysian Court System has Adapted to the Challenges Posed by The Covid-19 Pandemic

    I am happy to share an article I wrote with my former intern, Yew Pui Yi on the topic “Ways in which the Malaysian Court System has Adapted to the Challenges Posed by The Covid-19 Pandemic” published by the Journal of the Commonwealth Magistrates’ and Judges’ Association.


    Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil recently called out social media platform Telegram for not taking action on illicit activity on the platform. Does the MCMC have the authority and legal means to regulate digital platforms hosted overseas? We discuss the legal framework that applies and gaps in regulation with Intellectual Property and 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.