Sunday, May 27, 2012

Cyber bullies and stalkers often get away because of lack of evidence

PETALING JAYA - 'It wasn't me.' That's the most common response from people when a hate or threatening message is traced to their Facebook or Twitter or any other Internet account.
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission says it is almost legally impossible to take action if all that a person has to do is to deny any responsibility.
'Think of the victims. People who have been slandered or whose lives have been threatened,' commission chairman Datuk Mohamed Sharil Mohamed Tarmizi said, adding that many a time cyber bullies and stalkers who often use 'the cloak of anonymity' have got away because of lack of evidence.

'As more of the young are connected online, who is going to watch over these kids when there are real people who want to harm them?' he said in an interview on the amendment to the Evidence Act passed by the Dewan Rakyat last month. - ANN

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