As you may know, recording during a movie screening in a cinema is illegal. However, 8 Malaysians decided to do so anyway.
Sin Chew reported earlier today (Friday, 26th April) that people were caught breaking the law while watching the recently-released “Avengers: Endgame” in local theatres.
The incident took place yesterday (Thursday, 25th April) between 6pm to 12am, at a GSC cinema in a popular mall in Kuala Lumpur. Word on the street has it that it’s the GSC outlet in Mid Valley Megamall. It was a reported that a group of friends got busted by officers on duty!
In collaboration with cinema’s management, the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs officials were at the cinema venue at the time to give a friendly reminder to movie-goers to not break any rules before the screening began. Needless to say, their warnings fell on deaf ears to certain individuals.
In order to avoid potential piracy, the officers carried out spot checks on 21 halls in GSC. As for the 8 people who were caught, they were asked given a stern warning and were required to delete all video recording and photos taken illegally. The men were later released.
If you happen to come across any person recording “Avengers: Endgame” or any other movie while in the cinema, feel free to either call the ministry’s main hotline at 1800-88-6800 or WhatsApp the ministry at 019-2794317. If found guilty, the offender(s) will faced a fine between RM10,000 and RM100,000, and/or face jail time for up to 5 years.