Malaysian News | Company Director Fined RM30,000 for Content Piracy

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A director of a mobile accessory company, Ng Lee Lee has been fined RM30,000 after pleading guilty to all six charges at the Sessions Court in front of judge Muhamad Anas Mahadzir under the Communications and Multimedia Act.

Ng Lee Lee, the director of Little Yap Resources was reportedly caught with six media boxes containing the MyTV.apk app at premises in Taman Putra Prima, Sepang, in a raid on Dec 12 last year.

Following inspection of the boxes at the Cyber and Multimedia Crime Investigation Unit at Bukit Aman on Dec 19 and 20, a representative from Measat Broadcast Network System Sdn Bhd confirmed all six media boxes can air content from various channels owned by Measat Broadcast Network System’s Astro, without having to pay subscription.

In his judgement, Muhamad Anas reportedly said that the accused act of using and selling the media boxes is a form of piracy by taking benefits from other people’s hard work.

The deputy public prosecutor, Syazwani Zawawi reportedly offered a RM30,000 fine for each charge after taking into account the interest of the public, content creators, and creative content as the accused’ act had caused the government to lose income through taxes.

Ng’s defense counsel, Low Li Qun reportedly plea the court to impose a fine of RM1,000 for each charge, and said her client also supported her aged parents and parents-in-law, other than her three children.

Ng is the first individual to be sentenced under Section 232 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 which provides for a fine of not exceeding RM300,000 fine or imprisonment of up three years, or both if found guilty.

Ng Lee Lee was reportedly fined RM30,000 after pleading guilty to all six charges at the Sessions Court.

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