Here in Malaysia, stolen phones will soon be rendered useless if a system to completely disable stolen handphones is introduced.
A national database for lost and stolen handphones will be set up and any handphone reported lost will be completely disabled. This means a stolen handphone cannot be sold to anyone to be used even with a new SIM card, according to the Chairmand of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), Datuk Dr Halim Shafie.
The alaraming increase in handphone thefts in the country prompted this move. Last yerar, some 100,000 handphones were reported lost though the actual figure could be much higher.
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