-THE BARISAN NASIONAL (BN) GOVERNMENT REALISES ON THE IMPORTANCE & NEED OF IT KNOWLEDGE FOR THE PEOPLE HENCE, HAD TAKEN VARIOUS EFFORTS INCLUDING INTRODUCING COMPUTER CLASSES TO PRIMARY-SCHOOL, FREE DISTRIBUTION OF 1MALAYSIA LAPTOPS & MANY MORE PROGRAMS-
|USE IT WISELY .. (third right) Junaidi presenting the 1Malaysia laptop to one of the recipients while looked on by Noraizee (on Junaidi's left) with Rahman and Drahman at the ceremony yesterday|
The internet service and coverage in the entire area of the Santubong Parliamentary Constituency is expected to achieve the 100 per cent mark by the end of the year 2013.
Member of Parliament for Santubong Datuk Dr Haji Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar disclosing this latest development added that he is very optimistic that target could be achieved as the present internet coverage in his Parliamentary constituency is at about 90 per cent.
“Currently, there are only two more areas located in the rural areas in Santubong; Teluk Serabang and Teluk Melano which have not yet reached out by the internet coverage or reception however, I have very high hopes that these problems could be solved real soon before the end of next year.”
Junaidi who is also the Deputy Speaker of Parliament disclosed that he had written a letter concerning the related matters early this year to the relevant ministry in which, he had proposed for the erection of several telecommunication towers not only for that two respective areas but also those areas with poor internet reception.
He was met by reporters after the presentation of the units of 1Malaysia laptops to the community leaders from the Pantai Damai area which was held at the Yayasan Sarawak at Jalan Sultan Tengah near the city here yesterday afternoon.
Earlier in his opening speech, Junaidi reminded the laptop recipients to “brush-off the old taboo” of the internet gadgets and technologies are strictly just for the young generations as “it is a bit too late” for the older generation to learn of this so-call new IT knowledge.
“We must brush-off this sort of mind-set as nowadays, such perception is no longer relevant compared to the early 90’s when the computers was firstly introduced and used widely and today, computers and internet are just mere tools to make our job easier, therefor, young or old, should not give away the advantage of learning it.”
Junaidi explained that the Barisan Nasional (BN) government, particularly under the leadership of Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak realises on the importance of IT knowledge regardless whether they are old or young, rich or poor that every Malaysian should be given an opportunity to equip themselves with IT knowledge.
“This is actually one of the main objective of the distribution of the 1Malaysia laptop to the people by the BN government so that all Malaysian either those living in the city or urban and even in rural areas not to be left out of the IT development,” he added.
“The people must realise and understand on the motive of why the government had taken serious concern to emphasize the IT knowledge as it is only for one simple reason, which is for the people themselves as we stride forward to achieve the status of a developed and high income country.”
“Therefore, I sincerely urged to the people to continue to give their fullest cooperation and solid support to the presence BN government to materialise this vision,” said Junaidi.
Also present at the ceremony were Pantai Damai Assemblyman Dr Haji Abdul Rahman Junaidi, Pantai Damai Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) deputy chief Drahman Jeladin Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) , Sarawak Region Assistant Director Noraizee Indris and other distinguished guests.