Overview Edit

In November 1998, two laws were enacted to give effect to a new regulatory model: the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998, which set out a new regulatory licensing framework for the industry and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 which created a new regulatory body, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) (Suruhanjaya Komunikasi Dan Multimedia Malaysia (SKMM)).

The MCMC set forth 10 national policy objectives to:

The 10 national policy objectives are the regulatory basis of MCMC's regulatory framework which include, economic regulation, technical regulation, consumer protection and social regulation. On November 1, 2001, MCMC took over the regulatory functions of the Postal Services Act 1991 and the Digital Signature Act 1997.

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