Users may have to register to pay-as-they-go

22 Jun 2005

The Malaysian government is considering introducing laws to make pre-paid mobile users provide proof of identity before purchasing a SIM card, and cellcos register their pre-paid customers with the authorities. The proposed measures are intended to help police trace users that make abusive or threatening phone calls and text messages, or operate other criminal activity via mobile phone. Similar legislation was introduced in Thailand earlier this year.