On 3 July 2020, MMU has been honoured to receive a courtesy visit from Yang Berhormat (YB) Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah, the Minister of Communications and Multimedia to Cyberjaya campus. During the visit, YB Dato’ Saifuddin was given three presentations entitled “Anti Cyber Bullying: Time to Tackle The Bullies”, “Media Literacy on General Code of Practice in Malaysia: Multi Stakeholders Perspective,” and “Fostering a New Creative Multimedia Ecosystem in Malaysia.” The sessions were presented by MMU academicians namely Dr. Bahma Sivasubramaniam, Dr. Mokhtaruddin Ahmad and Ms. Ts. Natalya Rudina Shamsuar respectively.
The first presentation outlined the factors of cyberbullying, a menace which is unfortunately on the rise, and what could be done, especially by the Ministry and MCMC. On the other hand, the second presentation outlined current consumer trends as well as the types of policies and guidelines that would be most beneficial to the public, while the third addressed how MCMM and MCMC could help nurture creativity and support content creators.
Also described in the presentations were prospective legislation that could protect both the media-consuming public as well as content creators, but without stifling the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit that made content development possible in the first place. YB Dato’ Saifuddin also officiated the closing ceremony of the university’s “E-Immersion for MMU New Students of July Intake 2020” programme.
The event was also enlivened with the presence of Dr. Fadhlullah Suhaimi Abdul Malek, Chairman of Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Mohd. Bakke Salleh, Chairman of Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), Prof. Dr. Ho Chin Kuan, Acting President of MMU and Mr Tan Chuan Ou, Deputy Secretary-General, Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM).