Getting a new prepaid SIM is fairly easy in Malaysia. With only an IC or a passport, you can sign up for a new starter pack and start using it straight away within a few minutes. Because of this easy process, there are many cases with regards to misuse of prepaid SIM cards. To curb such abuse, MCMC will be implementing a new guideline on registration of prepaid public cellular services which will be enforced next year.
This was brought up during CFM’s (Communications and Multimedia Consumer Forum of Malaysia) Annual General Meeting today and they have pledged support for this new initiative. According to former CFM Chairman, Megat Ishak, this new guideline will protect consumer’s data from being misused for criminal purposes.
Yesterday evening, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) had blocked Steam’s website access on our local service providers. After complying with the Malaysian authority’s request to remove the controversial game, the MCMC has finally lifted the ban this morning and Malaysians should be able to access the software distribution platform by now.
Sam came home after a long day at work. He/she sat down, fired up his/her PC and logged into everyone’s favourite
cough praise Lord Gaben cough software platform Steam, only to find that he can’t access it.
Because Sam isn’t just one person. Sam is nearly every Malaysian who has tried to access Steam recently. But why did our beloved regulator MCMC block Steam?
After Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) blocked access to Steam’s website, it appears that the software platform has finally complied with the commission’s request to make the controversial “Fight of Gods” game unavailable for Steam users in Malaysia.
UPDATE: Malaysia’s Communication and Multimedia Minister, Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak has confirmed that Steam was blocked after failing to comply with the government’s 24-hour ultimatum.
UPDATE 2: Steam has removed the controversial game for Malaysian users.
UPDATE 3: Malaysia lifts blockade on Steam. TM UniFi users should be able to access and it might take longer for mobile broadband users.
Steam, the popular software distribution platform has been blocked Malaysia. You can no longer access their front page through our local ISP but if you already have the app installed you can still download games at the time of writing.
Malaysia and Singapore have shared close ties that calling across the border was as easy as making an interstate call. If you’ve been making lots of calls from Malaysia to Singapore, you might need to update your phonebooks very soon.
You know how it’s a trend now where you share viral content on social media? The problem with these sort of posts is that no one bothers checking if it’s legit or not before sharing.
Now you can verify those stories with this cool new portal by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC): SEBENARNYA.MY
Fastest, strongest and widest network. You’ve probably heard the same marketing slogans from telcos but which is truly the most reliable in Malaysia?
To ensure that our telcos are up to mark, MCMC had conducted an extensive network performance exercise throughout 2016. Read on to find out which telco is the best for data and voice call quality.
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If you’ve been experiencing dropped calls or delayed SMS/messaging in recent times, it’s probably because your telecommunication service provider (telco) is currently carrying out recalibration work on their base stations.
Most of these disruptions should be minor and primarily affect 2G customers. However if you’re experiencing prolonged service disruption, what do you do?
Well, the Consumer Forum of Malaysia (CFM) recommends that you call your telco.
There is no perfect telco. Sometimes, problems are bound to crop up with your service and that can cause frustration from a consumer standpoint. From there, the default reaction in this day and age would be to type out an angry status on Facebook, tagging all the necessary parties. Also known as the ‘mohon viral’ tactic in some circles.
But that’s often not the right thing to do if you want your issue resolved quickly. Here is what you should do instead.