Telegram will finally work with MCMC & PDRM to tackle cybercrime


Yesterday, Telegram finally met up with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and the Ministry of Communications and Digital. In conclusion, it was reported that Telegram will be working closely with the Malaysian government as well as the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) to tackle cybercrime.

The news was confirmed by Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil himself after a meeting with Telegram was held at the Bukit Aman PDRM Headquarters. During the meeting, MCMC Chairman Tan Sri Salim Fateh Din, Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani, Director of Criminal Investigation Department Datuk Seri Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay and several top PDRM officers were present as well.

Fahmi told the news reporters that during the long-hour meeting, he presented to Telegram various criminal cases conducted on the platform. This includes scam pages, pornography, and other online crimes. He also conveyed a firm view regarding the importance of Telegram and any social platforms that must comply with and obey Malaysian laws.

According to Fahmi, Malaysians have suffered a heavy loss from various fraud scamming activities through Telegram, amounting to a total amount of RM45 million from January 2022 to May 2023. This is one of the reasons that prompted the Malaysian government to take action and want to discuss with Telegram on this matter.