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Malaysia bans smart devices at Cabinet, exco meetings

Jun 09, 2019 - The Straits Times (Singapore)

SEREMBAN ยท Malaysia is banning all mobile phones and other digital devices from being taken into Cabinet, post-Cabinet and state executive council meetings where policy matters and official secrets are being discussed.

As part of an effort to prevent leaks, the prohibition also covers smart watches, smart pens, cameras, voice and video recorders, and tablets, according to a wide-ranging government directive that was first issued in January.

Such gadgets are also barred at meetings...