They also arrested a female employee at the raided premise in Skudai to help with the investigation.
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The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) confiscated 600 units of streaming technology equipment of various brands (Android boxes) in a premise along Jalan Mutiara in Skudai, Johor, yesterday (19 October).
Berita Harian reported that KPDNHEP also confiscated documents suspected of containing copyrighted materials. The total value of the confiscated items amounted to RM404,500.
The raid at 1pm was carried out by four KPDNHEP Putrajaya officers based on the information given by the copyright owners and intelligence conducted by the ministry.
KPDNHEP director Azman Adam said they also arrested a local woman in her 20s, who admitted that she was an employee at the premise, to help with the investigation.
The woman was apprehended because she allegedly committed an offence under Section 43AA of the Copyright Act 1987 for the commission or facilitation of copyright infringement by selling streaming technology.
Upon conviction, she could be fined a minimum fine of RM10,000 and not more than RM20,000, or face imprisonment of not more than 20 years or both.
Azman advised businesses not to sell streaming technology equipment because it contains copyrighted materials without permission from the copyright owners.
If anyone sees a business selling such types of equipment, they are advised to lodge a report to KPDNHEP via Whatsapp at 019-279 4317 or 019-848 8000.