Businessman fined for selling illegal wireless AV senders

The court complex in Kuching.

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, March 20: A businessman was today fined a total of RM24,000 after he pleaded guilty to two charges of selling illegal wireless AV senders.

Sessions Court Judge Marutin Pagan fined TL Tan RM1,000 in default one month’s jail for the first charge. For the second charge, he was fined RM23,000 in default three months’ imprisonment.

In the first charge, he was accused of selling a wireless AV sender at CityOne Megamall at about 8.30pm on Jan 27, 2018. For the second charge, he was accused of selling 23 units of wireless AV senders of two different brands at CityONE Megamall at about 2pm on Oct 4, 2018.

He was charged under Section 16(1)(b) of the Communications and Multimedia (Technical Standard) Regulations 2000, read together with Section 16(3) of the same Regulations and punishable under Section 37 of the same Regulations, which provides for a fine not exceeding RM100,000 or imprisonment not exceeding six months or both.

According to the facts of the case, the complainant bought a wireless AV sender from the accused’s shop on Jan 27, 2018, at about 8.30pm. He then brought the device he bought to be tested at a Sirim customer service section but found out that the item was not recognised by Sirim.

He then lodged a report with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission. An investigation by MCMC found that the wireless AV sender sold by the accused was not approved by MCMC, too.

MCMC prosecuting officer Nazrul Nizam prosecuted, while the accused was represented by lawyer Lim Lian Kee. — DayakDaily