There will be no extension for the prepaid registration exercise which ends Friday, said Minister of Energy, Water and Communication, Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik.
Dr Lim said by the deadline, 90 percent of total prepaid users had registered.
“Today is the last day for registration and I am surprised at the number. It is good news, 17.8 million subscribers had registered, which is equivalent to 90 percent of total prepaid customers nationwide,” he told reporters after officiating at the launch of Malaysia’s Internet Exchange here Friday.”
Dr Lim said currently there were 18.7 million customers.
“The last 10 percent, which right now can only receive calls, will be given two weeks to register before their services are terminated,” he said.
Meanwhile, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), said the official figure for the registration exercise would be released upon completion of the audit exercise.
In a statement, MCMC said the first round of audit would take place Saturday to ensure that numbers which were not registered were actually suspended.
“Come Dec 30, MCMC will conduct another audit to ensure that numbers which are still not registered following the 14-day suspension period are actually deactivated.”
“This will be followed by a six-month review to ensure that the database is a correct reflection of prepaid users in Malaysia,” it said. -Bernama