MCMC ready to identify those who sell firecrackers online, says Jailani

KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 — The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is ready to identify individuals who sell    firecrackers online and will take further action.

Deputy Minister of Communications and Multimedia Datuk Jailani Johari said MCMC would act as soon as it received information and directive from the police as the activity is illegal.

“MCMC has not received any directive from the police to shut down any website selling fire crackers. It will always give technical aid, for example, to identify culprits selling firecrackers and advertising them on websites.

“We will act as soon as we get the information. The sale of the banned items is under the jurisdiction of the police. Consumers should be careful. If they find it on the Internet, they should report it,” he said this to reporters in parliament lobby when asked to comment on the existence of websites selling firecrackers.

Jailani said consumers should exercise caution on online sales including animals, medicine and firecrackers because some did not work, could explode and detrimental to health.

Earlier, Bernama reported that at least seven websites which used WhatsApp and Instagram to upload images of various kinds of firecrackers which were sold from RM3 to RM260 depending on sizes.

Their modus operandi was to instruct the public to make their selections and then contacting them to make the orders. — Bernama

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