Mobile phone users caught sending threats or obscene messages with pictures can be fined RM50,000 or jailed not more than one year, or both.
Tamil Nesan highlighted the caution from Deputy Energy, Water and Communications Minister Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor.
The deputy minister, who was replying to a supplementary question from Senator Wan Ubaidah Omar in the Dewan Negara on Thursday, said it would be easy to identify senders with the compulsory registration of handphone users.
Shaziman said some irresponsible people were using SMS to cheat handphone users.
“The Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission is seriously looking into the matter,” he was quoted as saying.-TheStar