Malaysiakini
NEWS

Hoist the modem! A plantation estate uses flagpoles to get online

B Nantha Kumar

Published
Modified 30 Sep 2020, 10:36 am

University student Veveonah Mosibin’s predicament in trying to get an Internet connection to sit for an online examination has shocked many Malaysians to the harsh reality faced by those in remote areas of Sabah and Sarawak.

However, there are also parts in Peninsular Malaysia that suffer from poor Internet connectivity.

Take, for example, Bukit Selambau division of the UP Plantation in Kedah – an oil palm estate located about 20km from downtown Sungai Petani and has a population of about 170.

Local residents have to take matters in their own hands - set up wireless modems on top of flagpoles...

All Access Plan
starting from

~RM12

per month
Subscribe Now
You can cancel anytime.
Get unlimited access to our articles on web and apps
Add comments to our articles
Bookmark articles to read later
We accept
Already Subscribed?
Sign In

Share this story