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PM: More than 50% Broadband Penetration in Sarawak by end 2012

With the 13th General Election expected sometime this year the Government seems to be working twice as hard to reward and benefit the people. Yesterday, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the Government was committed in bringing wider broadband access in Sarawak, particularly in rural areas, as this was equally important as electricity and clean water supply.

“Already, 34 Community Broadband Centres offering high speed broadband have been set up in 27 parliamentary constituencies across the state.

“And thanks to the work of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), which is in the process of establishing 600 Wi-Fi connections in rural villages,” he said.

“There are already more than 12 million Facebook accounts in our country. I would like all of you to intensify and amplify what the government is doing by providing comments, writing, retweeting and uploading photos and videos so that the truth can be shared with our online viewers.”

He said as the more and more people go online, elected representatives, government and state agencies should becoming more approachable and responsive to the people by increasing their interaction through social media as well.

[Source]– TheStar

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