Telegram willing to work with MCMC to streamline platform regulatory issues – Fahmi

DUBAI –Telegram has expressed its willingness to work with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to streamline the regulatory aspects of the platform, especially in combating scams and online gambling activities, said Communications Minister Fahmi Fadzil.

He said the matter was conveyed by Telegram founder and chief executive officer, Pavel Durov, during a four-eyed meeting here on Saturday to discuss issues involving the social media platform which now has about 15 million users in Malaysia.

Fahmi said his meeting with Durov took place in a positive atmosphere during which they discussed, in addition to the regulatory issue of the platform, new technology and artificial intelligence (AI).

“Pavel also expressed interest in holding further discussions on several cooperation opportunities with the Malaysian Government.

“In that regard, I have invited him to visit Malaysia himself to continue discussions with several parties involved,” he told Bernama after attending the meeting, here.

Fahmi said Durov also expressed his desire to expand his operation in Malaysia. — BERNAMA