12 Jul 2019
MCMC TAKES FIRM ACTION AGAINST OWNING AND SELLING NON-CERTIFIED ANDROID TV BOXES
- The usage of non-certified communications equipment could cause frequency disruption to communications networks and affect service quality
- A company and two (2) of its directors were fined RM35,000 for owning 79 units of non-certified Android TV boxes with the intention to sell at Digital Mall, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
CYBERJAYA, 12 July 2019 --- The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is continuing its enforcement action against anyone who owns and sells non-certified communications devices.
At the Petaling Jaya Sessions Court earlier this week, LC Marketing Network Media Sdn Bhd was fined RM15,000 while two (2) of its directors - Chen Kaiyi, 34 and Yeak Wang Ying, 33 - were both fined RM10,000 each by Judge Mokhzani Mokhtar, after they pleaded guilty for owning 79 units of non-certified Android TV boxes of various models, with the intention to sell them at Digital Mall, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
They were charged under Regulation 16 of the Communications and Multimedia (Technical Standards) Regulations 2000, and Section 244 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.
MCMC Head of Enforcement Dato’ Mohd Shafie Harun reminded the public to always be vigilant and responsible as usage of non-certified communications equipment could cause frequency disruptions to communications networks and affect the service quality.
“MCMC urges the people to only purchase and use communications equipment that has been certified by SIRIM. If you are unsure, download the Check Your Label mobile app or visit https://ecomm.sirim.my to ensure that the communications equipment purchased is legitimate and certified,” said Dato’ Mohd Shafie.