JEMPOL, Jun 30 – An allocation of RM300 million has been set aside to solve the problems plaguing existing telecommunication towers which have yet to have the connectivity, or the so-called ‘naked towers’ nationwide. Communication and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak (pix) said the allocation had been approved by Prime Ministers Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and the effort to solve the problems was ongoing.
“I understand the problems faced by the public in regards to the towers without connectivity. In the meanwhile, I have also taken the matter to the attention of the prime minister and he had agreed to solve the problems by providing an allocation of RM300 million.”
He said this to reporters after the launch and presentation of Ramadan donations to 1,282 recipients, including asnaf and orphans, at Tunku Mukriz Mosque in Bandar Seri Jempol here today. The minister said the ‘naked tower’ issues in Sarawak, however, had been fully solved. In his speech earlier, Salleh also announced the approval for four villages in Jempol to be turned into 1Malaysia Wireless Village. — Bernama