Kelantan govt provides free WiFi in Kota Bharu

Kelantan Menteri Besar Ahmad Yakob (middle) at the launch of the state’s free WiFi programme in Kota Bharu. (Bernama pic)

KOTA BHARU: The Kelantan government today launched the state’s free WiFi programme at 10 hotspots around Kota Bharu.

Menteri Besar Ahmad Yakob said the development of the 10 hotspots, costing RM225,000, was provided by Infra Quest Sdn Bhd (IQSB), a subsidiary of the Kelantan State Economic Development Corporation (PKINK).

“The implementation of this free WiFi facility is one of Kelantan’s sustainable development plans for this year as we move towards digital technology.

“It is also one of our promises in our manifesto last year.

“We hope this facility will be fully utilised for the good of the people and not abused to spread lies,” he told reporters after officiating the launch of the programme here.

The free WiFi hotspots, with a capacity of 50 Mbps each, are located in Medan Mara, Bulatan Jam Besar, Dataran Cheng Ho, Pasar Siti Khadijah, Buluh Kubu Bazaar, Medan Usahawanan at the stadium and along several main roads around Kota Bharu.

In another development, Ahmad claimed that the suit filed by the federal government against the Kelantan government over encroachments into Orang Asli settlements in Gua Musang was likely done to garner votes in the Cameron Highlands by-election.

He said the Orang Asli were never marginalised as the state government had provided land for the community.

Deputy Menteri Besar Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah meanwhile said projects in the Orang Asli settlements were only implemented after receiving approval from the Department of Environment and refuted claims the state government was irresponsible.