Ling: PH govt ensures OKUs enjoy benefits of digital revolution


Ling (sixth right) shakes hand with Boon during the presentation of equipment to Masa, witnessed by members of Lions Club of Miri Host and OCBC Miri employees.

MIRI: The Pakatan Harapan government through the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia has never neglected people with disabilities (OKU) in its efforts to further expand fixed and mobile broadband services in the country.

“The Pakatan Harapan government is deeply concerned with the plight of the OKUs and will make every effort to ensure that they also enjoy the benefits of the digital revolution and can improve their online businesses more cost-effectively,” said Pakatan Harapan Sarawak secretary Senator Alan Ling during ‘We Serve, We Love & Share’ programme at Miri Ability Services Association (Masa) centre here recently.

Ling went on to give examples of mobile packages with discounts between RM10 and RM15 from June this year, discounts of up to RM44 for fixed-line services, discounts up to RM44 for Streamyx packages and RM10 discounts for Unifi.

To enjoy the special packages, OKUs must submit supporting documents such as identification card and OKU card to register at Telco branches of their choice and their guardians.

“The OKUs can also apply for special packages and no penalties will be imposed if an OKU or caretaker switches from a regular plan to a special package for the OKU imposed recently following the latest government policy,” Ling added.

The programme organised by Lions Club of Miri Host was fully sponsored by OCBC Bank Miri Branch and witnessed by District governor Dr Gan Kean Siong.

Several equipment for the disabled was distributed to Masa during the event.

Also present were Lions Club of Miri Host chairman John Ling, OCBC Bank Miri branch senior manager Benedict Ku and Masa chairman Boon Foo Ping.