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.

Source: Sin Chew

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!

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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.

Source: China Press

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 eitherย call the ministryโ€™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.

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Sources: China Press, Sin Chew.

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