—(1) Any officer, employee or agent of a public telecommunication licensee who —
wilfully secretes, makes away with or alters any message or record of any message; or
except in obedience to an order under the hand of the Minister or the direction of a court, wilfully omits to transmit or intercepts or acquaints himself with or detains any message or part thereof or deliberately causes a call or connection to be disconnected or not to be connected,
shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years or to both.
(2) Subsection (1)(b) shall not apply to —
any act or thing done by an officer, employee or agent of a public telecommunication licensee for or in connection with the installation of a telecommunication line, equipment or the operation or maintenance of a telecommunication system; or
the tracing of the origin of any telephone call at the request of the subscriber of a telecommunication service.