Malaysia blitz on pirated goods

16:01, May 20, 2010      

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Malaysia has planned to clean up 460 hotspots involved in the sale of pirated and imitation goods by the end of the year, local newspapers reported here on Thursday.

According to the reports, enforcement director of the Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism Ministry Mohd Rosland said that, at least 30 percent of the outlets which sold pirated goods would close down this year, and they hope to hit 50 percent by next year.

He said, 60 hotspots are within Kuala Lumpur's popular tourist attraction area, but all for the wrong reasons.

He added, The departement had confiscated 665,181 pirated DVDs, VCDs, CDs and computer software worth 14.5 billion ringgit (4.53 billion U.S. dollars) in the first quarter this year.

Source: Xinhua


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