MCMC has referred three cases to AG’s Chambers: Rais

(bernama) – Thursday 30 September 2010 (Bernama) — The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has referred to the Attorney-General’s Chambers three cases, involving anti-national and seditious elements, which deemed offences under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 for further action.

Information Communication and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said the ministry was hoping that the cases would be looked from the legal angle without racial prejudice.

“The latest cases that we submitted were the three cases involving various offences which not only created disharmony, had seditious tendency, but also several matters related to abuse of computer and internet service provider’s transmission.”

He told this to reporters after attending the 50th anniversary celebration of the Bunga Raya (Hibiscus) as the national flower, which was graced by Yang Di-Pertuan Agung Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin at the Craft Complex here today.

Rais said he was satisfied with the action taken by the MCMC so far.

“However, it is up to the Attorney-General as stipulated under Article 145 of the Federal Constitution to decide on the prosecution aspects. We cannot interfere in this, we can only recommend that a prosecution be made,” he added.