Sex video MCMC’s priority probe

Sex video MCMC’s priority probe

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is prioritizing the probe to track perpetrators for the spread of the sex video allegedly implicating Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.

MCMC chairman Al-Ishsal Ishak said MCMC, as part of the Cyber Crime Committee with the police’s Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID), has started the investigation upon receiving a police report filed on Tuesday.

“We are doing our normal course of investigation with the police in expediting the matter because this is a case of national importance.

“We are working on it, and we are working very hard,” Al-Ishsal told the media at MCMC headquarters.

The video clips that went viral on WhatsApp featured two men having gay sex and of them resembled the minister.

The police too have started their probe into the matter.

Al-Ishal who has viewed the video is sure that it was premeditated.

He also said that MCMC is contemplating to introduce digital identification instead of the current phone number registration.

“The law says you have to register (your personal details) for a mobile number. But one can register using the identity of another person. So, this is the problem.

“We are scrutinising this issue and will deal with it step by step.”

Looking forward, Al-Ishsal said that digital ID, on which the MCMC is conducting research, would be one of the potential tools to monitor online activities and eradicate fake digital accounts.

“It may be one of the potential tools, not only for Malaysia but for other countries, where we will have a digital ID similar to a physical identification card.”

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