11.30am: The NST's front page today is on Rais Yatim's RM1 billion notebook skema, too. Read Quiz over Netbooks on the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission's deepened probe into Rais' Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission's handling of the scheme. A note to my regular commenter Parameswaran: Y'see, it's not about me ...
So many netbooks, but no wifi ... how? If you are still in that diminishing minority that think the Minister's Communication and Multimedia Commission's idea of throwing a million netbooks worth RM1 billion to the people is good, read this story in the Borneo Post: -
‘Kampung WiFi’ becomes white elephantby Geryl Ogilvy Ruekeith. Posted on November 20, 2010, Saturday
Satellite Internet facility breaks down three days after its installation last Sept 17
KUCHING: The people of Nanga Berkiok at Merurun, Julau cannot be blamed if they thought that the government’s ‘Kampung WiFi’ project recently implemented at Rumah Guntol was a mere publicity stunt.
A satellite dish which was installed in the longhouse last Sept 17 broke down less than a week later.
Till today there is no news from the project master, the Information, Communications and Culture Ministry, or the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) that they would act on the problem.
He added that after the project was launched by Information, Communications and Culture Minister Dato Seri Utama Dr Rais Yatim, the Internet and communication facilities worked well and the line was very clear.
However, when a heavy thunderstorm hit the village three days later, the system broke down and the satellite dish had no signal since ... [Read MORE]
What about doing another media visit, MCMC, the first one to this Kampung Nanga Berkiuk? You guys weren't telling all at the Nov 7 briefing, it seems.
And what about giving me back my Ferrari? On a more personal note, the MCMC is still keeping my Acer Ferrari laptop. For what, I am not sure. They are no longer investigating me or Big Dog, and they did not even record any statement from the complainant, their boss Datuk Seri Utama (Dr) Rais Yatim, who is still Information, Communication and Cultural Minister.
If the MCMC is not going to question Rais or is not officially charging me in court, can you hand me back my laptop please?! It's been over a month now!