MCMC approves 366 companies under communication sector to operate

by HARIZAH KAMEL / pic by MUHD AMIN NAHARUL

THE Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has certified 366 applications, from 1,786 to date, for operating and movement permission letters for the current Movement Control Order (MCO).

MCMC is the certification agency in the Covid-19 Intelligent Management System (CIMS) for the telecommunications and Internet, broadcasting as well as postal and courier sectors.

In a statement today, MCMC said of the total, 132 approvals involved telecommunication services companies, 108 related to broadcasting and 126 related to post and courier. 

The remaining 1,420 applications were rejected for reasons including services that do not fall under the communications sector, services under the sector that do not hold a license or carrying out necessary services, or not listed as a vendor, distributor or agent certified by the licensee.

“To ensure the smooth verification process and that those who are truly eligible are given permission to operate and move immediately, MCMC seeks the cooperation of all parties to ensure the status of the company belongs to the necessary services. 

“For those who are not licensees issued by MCMC, the company needs to get the confirmation of the relevant licensee first before submitting the application through CIMS,” it said.

CIMS is a one-stop centre managed under the International Trade and Industry Ministry for the purpose of issuing operating permits and current movement during the MCO to all industry sectors deemed necessary, including the communications sector.

MCMC said the approval process through CIMS for the sectors under its monitoring is carried out transparently and thoroughly for the continuation of necessary services to the people as well as preventing the misuse of permission letters given for improper purposes.