Minister says MCMC probe will proceed if the matter concerns national security and race relations.
UPDATED 4:59PM | PARLIAMENT | The minister says, however, the country must have connectivity at reasonable prices.
He said this after visiting the fireman who was allegedly assaulted during the riot last night.
LETTER | Some of these issues need a longer-term solution and need to be solved at an industry and national level.
The minister directs MCMC to contact the provider to seek clarification.
Phenomenal surge in digital, mobile adex; decline in TV and newspapers, he adds.
The minister says he will bring the matter to the cabinet for approval in the first quarter of 2019.
The focus now is on the proposed merger of the news sections of RTM and Bernama, says minister.
The gov't is working out the most suitable method to confirm identities, says communications minister.
The minister said this in response to recent complaints of a ‘rude press secretary’.
Minister says a national digital ID would enable efficient identity verification in online transactions
Gobind Singh says the decision will be communicated to the attorney-general.
Ownership of media not the sole cause of slanted reports, says Gobind.
Minister says he envisions a M'sia where internet connectivity is available to ‘anyone, anywhere, anytime’.
LETTER | Hakam backs Gobind Singh Deo’s call for a moratorium on any Sedition Act charge.
UPDATED 10.40PM | He says the AG is already preparing the necessary legislation to repeal the law.
He says existing clients are not benefiting from new packages, no solution proposed to fix Streamyx problems.
This comes after the call by Gobind that telcos should offer cheaper broadband services with increased speed.
This in an effort to leverage developments taking place in the media sector, says minister.
UPDATED 5.46PM | PD POLLS | Minister says such events are 'part and parcel' of election season.
UPDATED 11.20AM | PD POLLS | Gobind says it has nothing to do with Anwar's complaint about internet speed there.
He says the Communications Ministry has partnered police to combat such fraud.
Decades after independence, he makes it to the list as the first Sikh in the country to be appointed minister.
The minister tells telcos to ensure no SST is charged for M'sians buying prepaid cards.
There is no need to do so and the same rule applies even for Harapan parties.