Report to us if added into WhatsApp explicit materials group, urges MCMC

Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission chairman Al-Ishsal Ishak. (Bernama pic)

CYBERJAYA: Those who were added into a WhatsApp group spreading explicit materials can lodge a report or complaint to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), according to MCMC chairman Al-Ishsal Ishak.

Responding to the latest WhatsApp group formed in the wee hours today, using a group name of “Video Terkini Azmin”, Al-Ishsal said those who found themselves being added into the messaging group could screen-capture the group and send it to MCMC Complaint WhatsApp line.

“The contact number of the person who added them into the group should be there.

“MCMC will investigate the matter with the cooperation from the police. MCMC acts upon complaints,” he said when met at a media briefing on the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan at MCMC here today.

Al-Ishsal said MCMC would issue a statement on the latest WhatsApp group matter later.

Asked what would happen if a high-profile individual is linked to the WhatsApp group, he said: “We (MCMC) treat every case seriously.”

To another question on the security notice issued by the Malaysia Computer Emergency Response Team (MyCERT) recently to warn the system administrators regarding recent attacks on Malaysian websites since Aug 28, Al-Ishsal said a statement would only be issued if there was a need.

“It involves cybersecurity. Please trust us (the authorities and agencies) in doing the investigation. And please appreciate that we also want the country to be safe,” he added.