CYBERSECURITY MALAYSIA OPERATING AS USUAL DURING MCO

MUHAMMAD AMMAR SHAFIQ HAMZAH

KUALA LUMPUR, March 22 (Bernama) -- CyberSecurity Malaysia will operate as usual during the two weeks of the imposition of the Movement Control Order (MCO), according to the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia.

In a statement responding to the frequently-asked questions (FAQ ) on the MCO, the ministry said CyberSecurity Malaysia was a government agency which provided an essential service to the country.

“The agency is the centre of cyber security technical expertise which is responsible for ensuring national e-Security, as well as identifying areas that can endanger the country's cyber security and the well-being of the people.

"The decision to continue operations is to ensure that cyber security services and technical assistance can be delivered consistently to stakeholders and customers," the statement said.

The MCO announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on March 16 was aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 in the country. The order is effective from March 18 until 31 throughout the country.

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Meanwhile, the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia also said that the Cyber999 Emergency Help Centre service will operate as usual.

Anyone with enquiries about CyberSecurity Malaysia can call +603-88007999 or email info@cybersecurity.my.

According to the statement, the Personal Data Protection Department (JPDP) registration counter will not operate during the MCO, and the line and email hotline will be available to the public at +603-8911 7919/5180 or email noreen@pdp.gov.my

"In cases involving data users, the department will convene a tele-conferencing video slot for data users depending on the topic, and the time and date will be decided later," the statement said.

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