KKD examining need to license large social media platform providers, says Teo

Published on 21 Nov 2023 6:28:00 PM

The Communications and Digital Ministry (KKD) through the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is still examining the need to license or register large platform providers such as Google, Meta, and TikTok, the Dewan Rakyat was told.

Its Deputy Minister Teo Nie Ching on Tuesday (Nov 21) said that among the matters being examined were implications from a policy point of view on services, investment, trade as well as consumer safety aspects and taxation methods in Malaysia.

When asked whether the government would consider following Indonesia's move to ban online shopping services on the TikTok Shop platform to protect local merchants, Teo said that her ministry has not made any decision regarding the matter, and that it would be discussed with other ministries.

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