MCMC, cops to see whether cyberbullying laws need tightening

Gobind Singh Deo helping to distribute bubur lambuk to Telekom Malaysia Berhad employees. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will work with the Royal Malaysia Police to see if existing legislation is sufficient to address cyberbullying.

Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said his ministry would then take steps to amend the existing law, if necessary.

“We have laws in the Penal Code, the question is whether the law is sufficient and effective.

“These are all the things we will take into consideration.

“But let the discussions between the MCMC and police continue.

“When we come up with the draft law, I will tell the media,” he told reporters after distributing bubur lambuk to Telekom Malaysia Berhad employees here today.

He was asked to comment on the case of a 16-year-old teenager who is believed to have committed suicide after falling from the third floor of a shophouse in Padawan, Sarawak, on Monday.

The case drew much publicity worldwide as the teen was said to have first conducted a poll on her Instagram account by asking users if she should “live” or “die”.

Meanwhile, Gobind spent time visiting TM’s Customer Call Centre and praised its efforts in handling customers’ complaints.

“We have to make sure the service given is of high quality.

“When there is a complaint, we have to accept and resolve it as soon as possible. With such a team, I think problems faced by consumers can be overcome,” he said.