By Malcolm Lau
KUCHING, May 28: The public has been urged to be more aware and proactive in reporting on incidents of cyber crime to the respective authorities.
“It seems like cyber crime is on a rise during the Conditional Movement Control Order,” Sarawak United People’s Party Woman Chief, Kho Teck Wan said in a press statement.
She cited cases where Bandar Utama assemblyman Jamaliah Jamluddin, Kampung Tunku assemblyman Lim Yi Wei and MCA Youth Chief Nicole Wong were among the victims of cyber stalking and sexual harassment recently.
According to Kho, crime committed online is still a crime and the people who created fake social media profiles must be punished harshly.
“I call upon all corners of society to help us combat cyber crime by paying attention to such activities online and report the crime to the authority immediately,” Kho pointed out.
She explained that there were a few ways the public could report the case such as reported to the local police station, lodge a report on inappropriate online content to Communications and Multimedia Forum of Malaysia at http://www.cmcf.my or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or report fake news to https://sebenarnya.my.
“If you had lodged an online complaint and are not satisfied with the investigation or do not receive any feedback, you can lodge a report to Malaysia Communications and Multimedia Commission via email at email@example.com or through http://aduan.skmm.gov.my,” Kho added.
“Although police reports were lodged and we had seen some actions and resolutions from the authority, more awareness and proactive efforts are needed by the authorities to monitor the cyber crime. Lacking such efforts from enforcers and authorities will eventually lead to more criminal conduct online, and more perpetrators getting away with the crimes,” Kho said. —DayakDaily