Communications and Multimedia Act 1998

The Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (Malay: Akta Komunikasi dan Multimedia 1998), is a Malaysian law which enacted to provide for and to regulate the converging communications and multimedia industries, and for incidental matters.

Communications and Multimedia Act 1998
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Parliament of Malaysia
CitationAct 588
Territorial extentThroughout Malaysia
Enacted byDewan Rakyat
Passed21 July 1998
Enacted byDewan Negara
Passed10 August 1998
Royal assent23 September 1998
Commenced15 October 1998
Effective[1 April 1999, P.U. (B) 128/1999—except ss. 157, 159-162, 164-171, 176, 178, 197 & 198;
1 April 2000, P.U. (B) 106/2000—ss. 157, 159-162, 164-171, 176 & 178]
Legislative history
Bill introduced in the Dewan RakyatCommunications and Multimedia Bill 1998
Bill citationD.R. 15/1998
Introduced byLeo Moggie Irok, Minister of Energy, Telecommunications and Posts
First reading13 July 1998
Second reading20 July 1998
Third reading21 July 1998
Bill introduced in the Dewan NegaraCommunications and Multimedia Bill 1998
Bill citationD.R. 15/1998
Introduced byChan Kong Choy, Deputy Minister of Energy, Telecommunications and Posts
First reading3 August 1998
Second reading5 August 1998
Third reading6 August 1998
Amended by
Communications and Multimedia (Amendment) Act 2004 [Act A1220]
Related legislation
Telecommunications Act 1950 [Act 20]
Broadcasting Act 1988 [Act 338]
Status: In force

StructureEdit

The Communications and Multimedia Act 1998, in its current form (1 January 2006), consists of 11 Parts containing 282 sections and 1 schedule (including 1 amendment).

  • Part I: Preliminary
  • Part II: Ministerial Powers and Procedures
    • Chapter 1: Ministerial Direction
    • Chapter 2: Ministerial Determination
    • Chapter 3: Ministerial Declaration
    • Chapter 4: Ministerial Regulations
  • Part III: Appeal Tribunal
  • Part IV: Licences
    • Chapter 1: Individual Licence
    • Chapter 2: Class Licence
  • Part V: Powers and Procedures of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission
    • Chapter 1: Directions
    • Chapter 2: Determination
    • Chapter 3: Inquiry
    • Chapter 4: Investigation for Purposes of Administration, Inquiry, etc.
    • Chapter 5: Information-gathering Powers
    • Chapter 6: Register
    • Chapter 7: Notification and Resolution of Disputes
    • Chapter 8: Registration of Agreements
    • Chapter 9: Voluntary Industry Codes
    • Chapter 10: Mandatory Standards
    • Chapter 11: Undertakings
    • Chapter 12: Regulatory Forbearance
    • Chapter 13: Review of Decisions
    • Chapter 14: Regulatory Review
    • Chapter 15: Monitoring and Reporting
  • Part VI: Economic Regulation
    • Chapter 1: Licensing
    • Chapter 2: General Competition Practices
    • Chapter 3: Access to Services
  • Part VII: Technical Regulation
    • Chapter 1: Spectrum Assignment
    • Chapter 2: Numbering and Electronic Addressing
    • Chapter 3: Technical Standards
  • Part VIII: Consumer Protection
    • Chapter 1: Quality of Service
    • Chapter 2: Required Applications Services
    • Chapter 3: Resolution of Consumer Disputes
    • Chapter 4: Rate Regulation
    • Chapter 5: Universal Service Provision
  • Part IX: Social Regulation
    • Chapter 1: Licensing
    • Chapter 2: Content Requirements
  • Part X: General
    • Chapter 1: Installation of Network Facilities, Access to Network Facilities, etc.
    • Chapter 2: Additional Offences and Penalties
    • Chapter 3: Powers of Entry, Investigation into Offences and Prosecution
    • Chapter 4: National Interest Matters
    • Chapter 5: Miscellaneous
  • Part XI: Transitional Provisions
    • Chapter 1: Repeal and Savings
    • Chapter 2: Transitional Provisions for Licences
  • Schedule

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