Denied Access to TMI: Need to amend Communications and Multimedia Act 1998
“Lawyer Andy Yong, who is also Gerakan deputy national youth chief, said there was nothing in Section 263(2) of the Communications and Multimedia Act that gave MCMC the power to block access to an online news portal or a website pending investigations.
“There is also a grey area in the law as whose power to order such block access, ie lie with the Commission or Minister?
“Broad and no specific interpretation may lead to unjust or abuse by MCMC. There is no charge by prosecution (as of now). MCMC should have [applied] to [the] court for an order to block access or an injunction instead,” said Yong.