Multimedia University (MMU) has the prestigious distinction of being appointed by the Minister of Communications and Multimedia, YB Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah to spearhead research on the feasibility of anti-cyberbullying legislation for Malaysia. In furtherance of this, MMU Research Team with assistance by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) organised a round table meeting with stakeholders and other interested parties at MCMC, Cyberjaya recently.
More than 60 participants from Government Ministries, agencies, Royal Malaysia Police, law-focused agencies, Non-Governmental Organisations convened to seek feedback, views, and experiences on issues related to cyberbullying. Discussions were held on various pertinent topics such as problem statement, the adequacy of existing laws, future action plans, and other related matters. The one-day event kicked off with the official opening by Mr. Zulkarnain Mohd Yasin, the Chief Officer Compliance from MCMC, and was officially closed by Prof. Ir. Dr. Hairul Azhar Abdul Rashid, the Vice President of Research and Innovation, MMU.
All in all, the event was a success and achieved its aim of stimulating fruitful discussions between the relevant stakeholders, regulators and subject matter experts, NGOs and other parties on the current state of cyberbullying and important issues arising therein. MMU would like to put on record the appreciation to MCMC and all participants for the successful execution of the first stage of our research journey.