Communication And Multimedia Act 1998 (Act 588) (As At 5th April 2023)

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Communication And Multimedia Act 1998 (Act 588)

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Malaysian Communication And Multimedia Commission Act 1998 (Act589)

(As At 5th April 2023)

Act 588 - An Act to provide for and to regulate the converging communications and multimedia industries, and for incidental matters.

Act 589 – An Act to provide for the establishment of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission with powers to supervise and regulate the communications and multimedia activities in Malaysia, and to enforce the communications and multimedia laws of Malaysia, and for related matters.

Detailed Contents Of Communication And Multimedia Act 1998 (Act 588) :

The Communication and Multimedia Act 1998 (Act 588) is a law that regulates the communication and multimedia industries in Malaysia. The Act provides a legal framework for the development of these industries and seeks to ensure that they operate in a fair and transparent manner.

The Act is divided into several parts, each of which addresses a different aspect of the communication and multimedia industries. The following is a brief overview of each part of the Act:

Part I: Preliminary

This part of the Act provides definitions of key terms used throughout the Act. It also establishes the scope and objectives of the Act.

Part II: Communications and Multimedia Commission

This part of the Act establishes the Communications and Multimedia Commission (CMC) as the regulatory body for the communication and multimedia industries in Malaysia. The CMC is responsible for ensuring that the industries operate in accordance with the Act and for promoting their development.

Part III: Licensing of Communications and Multimedia Activities

This part of the Act outlines the licensing requirements for various communication and multimedia activities, including broadcasting, content applications, and network facilities. It also establishes the procedures for applying for and renewing licenses.

Part IV: Protection of Users

This part of the Act outlines the rights of users of communication and multimedia services and provides for the protection of their personal data. It also establishes the procedures for resolving disputes between service providers and users.

Part V: Network Security and Emergency Powers

This part of the Act provides for the protection of the communication and multimedia networks from security threats. It also gives the government emergency powers to take control of the networks in the event of a national emergency.

Part VI: Enforcement

This part of the Act establishes the procedures for enforcing the provisions of the Act. It outlines the penalties for violations and gives the CMC the power to investigate and prosecute offenders.

Part VII: Miscellaneous

This part of the Act provides for various miscellaneous matters, including the appointment of the CMC's Board of Commissioners and the establishment of an industry development fund.

Overall, the Communication and Multimedia Act 1998 is an important piece of legislation that helps to promote the development of the communication and multimedia industries in Malaysia while also ensuring that they operate in a fair and transparent manner.

Communication And Multimedia Act 1998 (Act 588)  Contains:

Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (Act 588)
Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission Act 1998 (Act 589)
Communications and Multimedia (Technical Standards) Regulations 2000
Communications and Multimedia (Licensing) (Exemption) Order 2000
Communications and Multimedia (Spectrum) Regulations 2000
Communications and Multimedia (Licensing) Regulations 2000
Communications and Multimedia (Compounding of Offences) Regulations 2001
Communications and Multimedia (Universal Service Provision) Regulations 2002
Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission Disciplinary Regulations 2007
Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (Disciplinary Committees And Disciplinary Appeal Boards) Regulations 2007
Communications and Multimedia (Appeal Tribunal) (Appeal Procedure) Regulations 2009
Communications and Multimedia (Appeal Tribunal) (Members Remuneration) Regulations 2009
Communications and Multimedia (Numbering) Regulations 2016

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