Wednesday March 9, 2016
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 9 — The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has recorded about 20 million Internet users in the country, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.

Deputy Minister of Communications and Multimedia Datuk Jailani Johari said Facebook has over 41 per cent users making it the most effective platform to promote products to targeted markets.

“Online buying and selling also increased where MDEC, one of the agencies under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia, estimates RM40 million in revenue via the E-Rezeki and E-Usahawan programmes,” he said in reply to Datuk Datu Nasrun Datu Mansur (BN-Silam) who asked about online business fraud cases from 2008 to 2013.

Jailani said the MCMC received 1,630 complaints on cyber crimes including online business from 2008 to 2013 and 391 complaints from January 2014 to Februrary 2016.

Since the offences were under the Consumer Protection Act 1999 enforced by the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism (KPDNKK), all the complaints were referred to KPDNKK for further action. — Bernama

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