Cyber Crimes Under The Law Of Malaysia

Computer crimes in Malaysia are punishable under the Computer Crimes Act, which was brought into effect on June 1, 2000 (the “CCA.”) The CCA notably sets out a few types of criminal offences most of which involve the unauthorized use of computers, namely: access to computer material; modification to computer material; wrongful communication of a password.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is the scope of the CCA?
What offenses are punishable under the CCA?
What punishments apply to these crimes?
What are the police investigative powers for these crimes?


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