The Department of Personal Data Protection (JPDP) and Cybersecurity Malaysia (CSM) yesterday inspected the AirAsia Aviation Group Ltd office to assist in a probe into a data leak involving five million AirAsia passengers and staff.
Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil said during the inspection, several documents and pieces of equipment were taken by JPDP and CSM officers for investigation purposes.
Speaking to reporters after his first monthly assembly with communications and digital ministry staff in Putrajaya today, Fahmi, when asked about the cause of the data leak, said he could not comment further as the investigation was still ongoing.
"All I can say is, action has been taken and the investigation continues today," he said.
In another development, Fahmi denied issuing an order to ban preacher Ridhuan Tee Abdullah from appearing on television talk show Forum Perdana Ehwal Islam, saying the programme was not under his jurisdiction.
"No," he said briefly when asked by reporters about the matter.