Education Ministry secretary-general Datuk Mohd Ghazali Abas says the move was to ensure YTL Communications’ commercial consumers are not affected as he reveals hidden cost among reasons for stopping 1BestariNet.
YTL Communications Sdn Bhd has accused the Education Ministry of breach of contract and not acting in good faith by terminating 1BestariNet and Frog Virtual Learning Environment (Frog VLE) services offered by the company to over 10,000 schools nationwide.
As new Internet service and learning platform system in Malaysian schools begin today, YTL Communications managing director Datuk Yeoh Seok Hong and FrogAsia executive director Lou Yeoh say they will continue to provide services to over 10,000 schools for free for the next six months and that its 1BRIS towers will remain active as per their contract with the Education Ministry.
Tomorrow marks the end of the 1BestariNet and Frog virtual learning environment (VLE) in 10,211 Malaysian schools and the beginning of another nightmare for teachers and students.
Tourism Ministry’s proposal to build a 21-storey building at Malaysian Tourism Centre (MaTic) in Kuala Lumpur for 35 MaTic staff raises questions as present RM13 million administrative building was built just eight years ago.
The Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society (MPS) recognises a recent plea by general practitioners (GPs) to harmonise their consultation fees but wants patients to be given the liberty to purchase medicines from community pharmacists, adding its members can play a big role in being part of primary healthcare service.
The Malaysian media fraternity must latch on to Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo’s enthusiasm in the setting up of the long overdue Media Council by the end of the year.
Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador was offered the ‘ang-pow’ followed by RM350,000 monthly by an ’emissary’ when word got out that he would be Malaysia’s 12th Inspector-General of Police.
Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, implicated in a sex video, described the episode as a “nefarious plot” to assassinate his reputation in an attempt to destroy his political career.
Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said a peaceful Korean peninsula will motivate Malaysia to reopen its embassy in Pyongyang after high-profile assassination of Kim Jong-nam, resulting in diplomatic crisis between Malaysia and North Korea.
Organised crime in sports remains problematic with illicit networks actively involved in doping, match-fixing, money-laundering and blackmail, enabling them to exploit and compromise officials, says former US diplomat David M. Luna. He urges stakeholders to expand international cooperation to bring these criminals to book.
Insiders shock Latheefa Koya has been appointed Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief but those in the know say she is the perfect person for the job.
National Press Club of Malaysia president Datuk Ahirudin Attan calls for media fraternity to come together and make Malaysian Media Council a reality, stressing such an entity should rightfully be led by a journalist serving the interests of the media industry and society at large.