ICT Facilities: Residents In Isolated Areas Not Neglected

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 7 (Bernama) — Residents in isolated areas and low cost houses in Kuala Lumpur will not be neglected from enjoying information and communication technology facilities, said Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin.

He said efforts would be made to ensure providers of the facilities, like Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM), made available the facilities in the affected areas.

Although, Kuala Lumpur had 100 per cent Internet coverage, there were residents in some areas in the city who had yet to be exposed to ICT, he added.

“The Barisan Nasional government never forgets residents in these areas and today’s launch of TM’s broadband with netbook package for Kuala Lumpur residents is proof of the government’s commitment to enculture the use of ICT in the society,” he said when launching the package at the Sri Perak Public Housing, Bandar Baru Sentul, here Saturday.

Raja Nong Chik, who is also Federal Territory Umno deputy liaison chairman, said the public should utilise the opportunity provided by TM for them to have access to the Internet.

“Think about your children’s future. It is true that there is the negative side to the Internet, like gambling and pornography, but with monitoring by parents and the use of filters, it will make it safe for children,” he added.

–BERNAMA

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