Fahmi Fadzil: Govt looking to enact new legislation regarding cybercrimes

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Communications Minister Fahmi Fadzil has announced that the government is planning to look into enacting new legislation regarding cybercrimes. He said this was in line with the rapid technological advancements. 

As reported by Bernama, Fahmi revealed that the decision was made at the Working Committee on the Drafting of New Laws related to Cybercrime held yesterday (6 February). The meeting was jointly chaired by de facto Law Minister Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said. 



The Communications Minister elaborated that the technical committee would examine the legislation from other nations to ensure online safety. Moreover, the new legislation is meant to complement aspects that existing laws couldn’t regulate. 

Among others, the meeting yesterday discussed issues and challenges faced by various agencies and ministries regarding online safety, especially concerning children. Hence, immediate action would be taken against these challenges. 

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