Ex-minister: Why exemption to speed up internet cable repair 'quietly' revoked?

Modified 17 Nov 2020, 2:01 pm

PARLIAMENT | Former transport minister Anthony Loke (DAP-Seremban) questioned the government’s move to revoke an exemption in the nation’s cabotage policy that was meant to expedite the repair of undersea cables that connect Malaysia’s internet infrastructure to the rest of the world.

He said he granted the exemption effective April 1 last year after being urged by internet industry players, including government-linked companies, and also after consulting transport ministry officials and their counterparts at the Communications and Multimedia Ministry.

However, he said his successor Wee Ka Siong had quietly...

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