Attorney General Mohamed Apandi Ali welcomes the establishment of Special Cyber Court, which would begin operation on Sept 1 to further expedite disposal of cyber-related cases, which currently pending up to a year.
He said the Attorney General Chambers (AGC) will study the need to set up a cyber-unit as of now they already have a deputy public prosecutor at the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, as well as the Commercial and Cyber Unit, which is headed by Abdul Rashid Daud.
“We will also provide training to existing deputy public prosecutors to enhance their knowledge and skills relating to cyber laws,” he said after opening the annual prosecutor conference.
He said the Attorney-General’s Chambers would also give advice to the police on cyber offences as they were among offences that were difficult to proof.
Meanwhile, in his speech, Mohamed Apandi emphasised the importance of integrity, especially among deputy public prosecutors, and would not hesitate to take action against the corrupt ones.
“Let us not open the doors to any quarters to tarnish the good name of the Attorney-General’s Chambers,” he added.
He said they should be prepared to face whatever challenges and threats that come with the job and to emulate Anthony Kevin Morais, who died while doing his job.