MCMC denies it is closing internet centres nationwide

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission says an allegation that it is shutting down internet centres across the country is ‘careless’.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has denied claims that internet centres across the country will be closed down.

It said in a statement the allegation by Nusuara Technologies Sdn Bhd, a major operator of Celcom’s internet centres, was “careless”.

“MCMC has no intention of closing down the internet centres and the allegation is totally untrue,” it said.

According to the statement, both parties have been asked to give MCMC further explanation on the matter.

Currently, 870 internet centres operate nationwide under the Universal Service Provision (USP) Programme, which is one of MCMC’s initiatives to provide access to basic telephony and internet services throughout the country.

Apart from high-speed broadband internet services, ICT courses, training and e-commerce opportunities provided under the programme have enhanced the skills of local communities and strengthened local economies, the statement added.