MCMC working with Telegram, police over local group spreading porn

A woman has complained about a chat group called V2K. (Freepik pic)

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) says it has been alerted about a local group chat that is mainly used to share pornographic videos and photos of women and children.

In a statement, MCMC said Telegram had been notified about the issue for their further assessment and action.

“We are pursuing Telegram, which does not reside in Malaysia, actively to take action,” MCMC said.

MCMC has also been working closely with the police and has brought up the issue to Interpol for their assistance.

Previously, the group chat, dubbed “V2K”, had come to light when one woman realised that her photos were being sent to the group, garnering unsolicited sexual remarks.

The victim then raised the issue on social media, leading to more women discovering that their photos had been shared in the group without their consent.