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MP SPEAKS | Give Jasa's allocation to Veveonah to solve internet woes in Sabah

Lim Kit Siang

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MP SPEAKS | In June, an 18-year old lass from Kampung Sapatalang, Pitas, Veveonah Mosibin, had to spend 24 hours on a treetop to get better internet connectivity to sit for an online examination.

On Monday night, a rickety suspension bridge in Kampung Gusi, Ranau, collapsed after eight students crowded on it. The bridge was one of the few spots in the kampong with better internet access. A 16-year-old girl broke her bones in her thigh and shin, and a boy suffered spinal injuries, while the rest reported light injuries.

When will such incidents end, especially in the third wave of the Covid-19 epidemic, where the cumulative total of Covid-19 infections in Sabah had catapulted from 426 cases and eight fatalities on Sept 1 to the present 28,155 cases and 206 fatalities, and resulting in schools being closed and classes to go online?

It is a tragedy that the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Communication and Multimedia and the Sabah state government...

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