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MCMC investigates Nestlé Malaysia’s QR code incident

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has received a report from Nestlé Malaysia regarding the QR codes that appear on certain Nestle products.

According to the advisory notice, MCMC said it is currently looking into the matter. “In the interim, the public are advised to be vigilant while surfing the site linked to the said QR code,” the notice added. This notice comes approximately a week after QR codes on some MAGGI products, such as cup noodles and MILO, allegedly linked consumers to offensive and sexual content, including online gambling sites, instead of Nestlé MAGGI Malaysia’s website.

Nestlé’s spokesperson told A+M previously that the company has since filed a police report after it saw an “unlawful attack by irresponsible parties” hoping to discredit its reputation. The spokesperson added that the company considers this an “extremely serious matter” and has a zero tolerance policy towards inappropriate and unlawful content.

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