• Jun 13, 2017 News!The submission for 2018 7th International Conference on Information and Electronics Engineering (ICIEE 2018) is officially open now !   [Click]
  • Jun 28, 2017 News!Papers published in Vol.7, No.1 have all received dois from Crossref.
  • Jun 27, 2017 News!Vol.6, No.4 has been indexed by EI (Inspec).   [Click]
General Information
Editor-in-chief

 
Faculty of Science, University of Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam   
" It is a great honor to serve as the editor-in-chief of IJIEE. I'll work together with the editorial team. Hopefully, IJIEE will be recognized among the readers in the related field."
IJIEE 2012 Vol.2(3): 404-408 ISSN: 2010-3719
DOI: 10.7763/IJIEE.2012.V2. 125

Cyber Crimes: Lessons from the Legal Position of Malaysia and Iran

Nazura Abdul Manap and Hossein Taji

Abstract—Cyber space offers some new and highly sophisticated opportunities for criminal misconduct and they create potential to commit traditional crimes in a modern way. It has opened the door to criminal behaviour in ways that would never have previously been possible. The existing criminal statute of Penal Code does not to certain extent cope with the possible rapid activities of the computer criminals. Thus, Malaysian government has proactively enacted a cybercrime related law of the Computer Crime Act 1997 in order to restrain the cyber crimes activities. To the same effect, the Islamic Penal Code of Iran has been amended to incorporate specific offences relating to cyber crimes beginning from 19 November 2008 which came into force on 29 Jun 2009 by approval of the parliament. This law has five (5) parts and fifty five (55) sections with two types of punishments, i.e, imprisonment or penalty or both. The aim of this paper is to highlight the offences stipulated in the Act in both jurisdictions, and how far do the provisions in such criminal statute contribute in putting a halt to the on line criminal activities.

Index Terms—Cyber crime, law, Malaysia, Iran

N. A. Manap is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, The National University of Malaysia (UKM), 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia.
H. Taji is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Law, The National University of Malaysia (UKM), 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia.

[PDF]

Cite: Nazura Abdul Manap and Hossein Taji, "Cyber Crimes: Lessons from the Legal Position of Malaysia and Iran," International Journal of Information and Electronics Engineering vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 404-408, 2012.

Copyright © 2008-2016. International Journal of Information and Electronics Engineering. All rights reserved.
E-mail: ijiee@ejournal.net