4 fined RM70,000 for having Android TV sets and audio-video senders

Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) advises consumers to only purchase equipment bearing MCMC labels.

KUALA LUMPUR: Four individuals were fined a total of RM70,000 under the Communications and Multimedia (Technical Standards) Regulations 2000 for possessing 146 Android TV sets and selling seven “AV Sender” units.

Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) enforcement chief Mohd Shafie Harun said in a statement here today that the four were charged in court recently and sentenced.

In the first case, Chen Kar Seng, the owner of Media Home Enterprise, who pleaded guilty to possessing 146 television sets and not declaring his intent to sell them, was fined RM40,000.

The second case involved three individuals — Hing Fook Young, Tan Kim Sia and Ow Kee Foo — of MSB Technology (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.

They were fined RM30,000 after pleading guilty to selling seven “AV Sender” units, which did not meet industry standards and were undeclared.

Shafie advised consumers to only purchase equipment bearing MCMC labels for the purposes of ensuring their safety and to avoid disruption to communications and multimedia services.

He added that checks on the authenticity of equipment could be undertaken by visiting https://ecomm.sirim.my or by using the “Check Your Label” app.