LAST_UPDATEMon, 21 May 2018 9am

52 CTU Programmes To Be Implemented Soon Jalaini

Pic: BernamaPic: BernamaKUALA BERANG: Fifty-two Connecting-the- Unconnected (CTU) programmes will be implemented throughout the country this year, said Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Jailani Johari.

He said the move would benefit 163,000 consumers and residents, especially those living in rural areas.

He said the programme under the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) had also benefited nearly 403,000 people via the 78 such programmes held.

"In that time, 38 telecommunication towers were built nationwide and, God willing, more will also be built in several other places in the near future.

"In Hulu Terengganu alone, until today, CTU was implemented, namely, last year at Kampung Basung in the Telemong state constituency, and today, at Kampung Landas in the Ajil state seat.

"The selection of Kampung Landas is because it is the furthest village in the Ajil State Assembly seat before entering the Dungun district," he told reporters at the CTU programme here today.

Also present were Communications and Multimedia Ministry (KKMM) secretary-general Tan Sri Sharifah Zarah Syed Ahmad and State Communications, Multimedia and Special Tasks Committee chairman Ghazali Taib.

Meanwhile, when asked to comment on Terengganu Syariah chief judge Wan Mohd Zakri Wan Mohd's statement yesterday that misuse of social media and networking sites had been among the factors contributing to the rising divorce rate in the state, the deputy minister advised married couples to be more ethical when using social media.

He said the government had been providing internet infrastructure and facilities to the people to enable them to connect and it was hoped that the facilities would be put into optimal use in a responsible manner.

"I know sometimes family problems surface when we misuse social media to make public what is not supposed to be public.

Find out first about the possible implications if you proceed to share your problems or information with a third party, will it do any good to you or will it harm you" he said.

- Bernama