Gobind Singh

MYTV Digital TV service restored nationwide

Malaysia’s digital TV service, MYTV, had faced service interruption since October. It was reported that 20 broadcasting sites were shut down in various states due to a payment dispute with TM. 

The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia has just issued a statement that the digital TV service has been restored nationwide. This includes Kelantan, Pahang, Terengganu, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Melaka, Sabah and Sarawak.

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Meeting with Telekom Malaysia “fruitful” says Gobind

Communications minister, Gobind Singh Deo said his meeting with Telekom Malaysia last week was a “fruitful” one, but he is not authorised to disclose what was discussed in the meeting, according to The Edge Markets.

Speaking to reporters at the Parliament lobby yesterday, Gobind said the government’s stance remains that it will take all necessary steps to assist TM in addressing its challenges post the implementation of Mandatory Standard on Access Pricing (MSAP). MSAP determines the wholesale network pricing for the industry, with the intent to make broadband pricing more affordable to the end consumer.

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Be responsible when posting about the USJ temple incident, says Gobind

A Hindu devotee prays at the Sri Maha Mariamman Devasthanam temple November 27, 2018. ― Picture by Firdaus Latif

Communications Minister Gobind Singh Deo advised social media users to exercise self-restraint when posting comments on the USJ 25 Sri Maha Mariamman temple incident.

He said every citizen in the country has a role to play to ensure that the issue is addressed in the best way, hence the need to be extra cautious when posting comments on social media to avoid unnecessary problems.

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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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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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Here’s how Gobind can tackle the Streamyx problem

When Gobind Singh Deo took over as the Minister of Communications and Multimedia, he vowed to increase our broadband speeds while reducing subscription cost by half. In the past few months, we saw fibre broadband subscription rates getting slashed to an all time low. You can now get a fibre broadband plan from as low as RM79/month and 1Gbps can be enjoyed for as little as RM199/month which is a dream come true for most Malaysians.

As I’ve mentioned previously, cheap broadband isn’t going to solve our biggest problem. Fibre connections are limited to selected urban areas and this leaves many Malaysians stuck with slower and more expensive connections.

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