KULAI: The communications and digital ministry expects to desk the proposed amendments to the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 in Parliament early subsequent 12 months.
Its deputy minister, Teo Nie Ching, stated the legislation, formulated in 1998, was being reviewed by companies underneath the ministry via engagements with related stakeholders.
“We really feel it’s time for a assessment to make sure there are enough provisions underneath the legislation to take motion in opposition to any kind of offence, notably cybercrimes.
“If we’re not in a position to desk it this 12 months, we are going to do it subsequent 12 months,” she advised reporters after the screening of the “Malbatt: Misi Bakara” film at TGV Aeon Mall right here as we speak.
Teo stated there was proof that synthetic intelligence (AI) was being misused in some circumstances akin to scams.
As an example, scammers can use AI to imitate an individual’s voice and look to idiot members of the family and shut pals, she stated.
Teo stated the proposed amendments will embrace enhancing the accountability of service suppliers as nicely.
She was commenting on Inspector-Basic of Police Razarudin Husain’s remarks yesterday on the necessity for a assessment of Malaysia’s present legal guidelines on cybercrimes to cowl components of dishonest by way of pc software program and units.
Razarudin was quoted as saying that cybercrimes had been anticipated to be on the rise in tandem with fast-paced know-how, particularly with the usage of AI.
Individually, Teo stated the ministry would develop the set up of the Starlink satellite tv for pc units in Sabah and Sarawak, particularly in rural areas.
She stated two of the units had been put in in Bau and Julau, Sarawak, this month.
This brings the entire to seven Starlink units put in up to now, with the remainder in Johor, Perak, Selangor and Negeri Sembilan.
“As for the remaining three satellite tv for pc units ordered, we plan to instal them in Sabah and are within the midst of figuring out the places,” she stated.
Teo stated the usage of the ten units can be monitored to judge their feasibility earlier than their use is expanded additional.
It was reported that MCMC had ordered 30 Starlink units however solely 10 had been delivered.
The federal government hopes the units will have the ability to function a short lived answer to enhance web entry in places with poor or weak connection.
Every unit prices RM11,613 and acts as a Wi-Fi hotspot, with a protection distance of about 100m.