Communications and Media Law in Malaysia
AuthorSyahirah Abdul Shukor, Resali Muda, Hendun Abd Rahman Shah, Abidah Abdul Ghafar, Nik Salida Suhaila Nik Saleh & Nazura Abd Manap
This book provides an introductory discussion on communication and media law in Malaysia by referring to freedom pf speech guaranteed under the Federal Constitution as well as related authorities in media. It provides the challenges and legal issue related to communication and media faced by Malaysia. This book also examines the development cyber laws in Malaysia such as the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 [Act 588], the Data Protections Act 2010 [Act 709]. This book provides a general discussion on defamation and sedition laws and its relationship with printing, electronic media and also the Internet by referring to the Defamation Act 1957 [Act 286] (Revised 1983) and the Sedition Act 1948 [Act 15]. It also highlights the legal aspects of printing presses, the official secrets in media by examining the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984 [Act 310] and the Official Secrets Act 1972 [Act 88]. It also highlights aspects of copyright laws in media by discussing the Copyright Act 1997 [Act 332]. This book ends with concluding remarks by providing some possible research suggestions on media and communication laws in Malaysia as both components are crucial for the country in facing the future and coming challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).