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Petition won’t stop me from speaking for the people, says Gobind

YB Gobind Singh Deo answer a question from the reporters at the Parliament lobby November 21,2018. ― Picture by Ahmad Zamzahuri, Malay Mail

Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo asserted today that he will not allow any petitions obstruct him from doing his ministerial duties.

Referring to an online petition demanding that he resign as minister after his criticism of monopoly service provider Telekom Malaysia (TM) Bhd, the minister said the petitioners are free to initiate it.

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Counter-petition calling for Gobind Singh to remain as communications minister appears on Change.org

A few days ago, a petition was created on Change.org calling for Gobind Singh Deo, the current communications minister to resign on allegations of making statements that are deemed unfair towards TM. The claims that the statements made by the minister have caused TM to lose RM12 billion in market capitalisation since he took office. The petition has since collected over 23,000 virtual signatures. It could be argued that due to this pressure, the minister has taken a more measured tone when making statements about TM.

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Gobind’s Ministry is prepared to assist TM in solving the Streamyx problem

TM Streamyx

After several exchanges through the media and social network platforms, Gobind Singh Deo, the minister of Communications and Multimedia has assured that the Malaysian government is prepared to assist the telco to find a solution for Streamyx that will benefit everyone. In his tweet, he added that he looks forward to discuss proposals with TM on the matter by next week. 

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Petition asking for an “unbiased” Communications and Multimedia Minister appears online

The Communications and Multimedia Minister has made several of public statements recently especially about TM and it seems there are a number of people that don’t agree with his approach so much so that a petition calling for his replacement has appeared on the popular petitions website, change.org. At the time of writing, the petition has amassed over 4,500 virtual signatures. 

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Astro-Maxis IPTV customers get speed upgrade with lower prices

Image: Astro IPTV Unofficial page.

After Maxis had introduced its new affordable Fibre broadband plans, there are complaints that those on the Astro IPTV package are being left out. If you’re subscribed to the Astro-Maxis IPTV bundle, here’s finally some good news. Astro has officially announced that they are revising their subscription fee to as low as RM89/month for 30Mbps.

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