Existing Acts May Need Amendment to Combat Cyber Crime Offences Effectively

Malaysia (July 19, 2013): Due to the continuous evolution in technology, legislation is required for amendment to fight against cyber crime offenders effectively. According to Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail, the government plans to amend several laws to deal with cyber crime offences and the laws identified for amendments and to be incepted with new provisions are the Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code, Evidence Act 1950, Computer Crimes Act 1997 and Cyber Crimes Act 2003, the New Straits Times reported.

The report also says a division was established early this year to look into the matter is on its last leg of gathering information and studying other countries’ practices in combating cyber crime offences.

Author: Terry KS

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