Consumers shoul not buy or use any communications equipment which is not certified by SIRIM. When purchasing communi cat ions equipment , they should always look for certification mark or label as described in Q20 above.
They should not also be confused with any foreign certification mark such as 'FCC' or 'CE' because it does not imply that the equipment complies with local requirements. The equipment may not be suitable to be used locally and may cause interference, impairment, or malfunction of , or harm to any communications equipment or any other equipment . It may also compromise the safety of the general public.
A person who uses a non-certified communications equipment commits an offence and shall, on conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand ringgit (RM 100 000.00) or imprisonment for a term not exceeding six (6) months or to both [Regulat ions 16 and 37 of Communicat ions and Multimedia (Technical Standards) Regulations 2000].