STERN ACTION NEEDED: The Association for Consumer Protection Malaysia has received 15 complaints from the public on sale of pirated DVDs in five areas
ASSOCIATION for Consumer Protection Malaysia (ACPM) Johor recently urged the Home Ministry to take stern action against the rampant sales of pirated digital video discs (DVDs) in Johor Baru.
Its chairman S.N. Rajan said the association has received 15 complaints from the public regarding the sale of the DVDs in public places as well as in five-foot ways and shopping malls.
"Prompted by the complaints, we carried out an inspection in five areas comprising Taman Bukit Indah, Taman Universiti, Masai, Bandar Kota Tinggi and Nusajaya.
"We found that the complaints were true, that sales of such items were indeed rampant in these areas," Rajan said at his office in Permas Jaya, Johor Baru, recently.
Also present were the association members.
Rajan said the association made five police reports on the distribution and sale of pirated DVDS in the the areas.
"The association will continue to gather more information on this illegal activity in the hope that this would help the Home Ministry curb the problem.
"By helping the Home Ministry nab these errant traders, artistes and publishers who own the copyright do not lose out due to piracy."