KKMM committed in ensuring every Malaysian has Internet access


BAGAN SERAI: The Communications and Multimedia Ministry(KKMM) is committed in realising the government aspiration to ensure 95 per cent of Malaysians have internet access by 2020.

KKMM deputy secretary-general Datuk Dr Mohd Ali Mohammad Nor said 94 per cent of residents in peninsular Malaysia already had internet access, but it was still critical in Sabah and Sarawak.

In this regard, he said KKMM organised the Connecting the Unconnected (CTU) programme which was implemented nationwide to continue communicating with the people at all stages and areas.

“Other than performing humanitarian services such as helping needy people, we can also improve CTU in terms of the technical aspects of communication,” he told reporters at a ceremony to launch CTU in Kampung Pondok Tanjung here today.

Other than Kampung Pondok Tanjung, the same programme was also held at the Bukit Merah Community Transformation Centre (CTC).

Commenting further, Mohd Ali said the ministry, via the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), would conduct an observation and investigation on the communication facility in the area concerned.

“MCMC officers will give a report to us and we will take further action including building a tower if necessary,” he said.

Meanwhile, Alor Pongsu State Assemblyman Datuk Sham Mat Sahat thanked KKMM for picking Bagan Serai as one of the locations for its CTU programmes.

He said the programme also helped to do away with the negative perceptions against the government as the people had the opportunity to get valid information on its policies and aims. --Bernama