Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Fancy This ...

The prime minister’s announced today that every adult Malaysian will be given a 1 Malaysia email account and it is going to cost taxpayer RM50 million!! However, after much online protest, Pemandu has clarified that the government will not be financing the 1 Malaysia email account and that it would not be made compulsory.

It seems to imply that Tricubes Bhd which is in danger of being delisted from Bursa Malaysia due to financial irregularities, will finance the project. But where do they get the money from?

It is understood that the account is also part of a new one-stop web portal for government services, which will include social networking features as well as online bill payment and citizen application facilities.

I have free top notch e-mail accounts from google and hotmail. We have top notch free Friendster and Facebook. Now, our PM think that this new product is going to be better than google and hotmail or he has some other agenda? What do you think?

Further reports can be obtained from The Malaysian Insider and Malaysiakini here and here.

2 comments:

Sarawakiana@2 said...

I think there are a lot of companies out there are trying to reap the PM off by suggesting services which will make him popular...at the tax payers' expense...

People wake up!! Many companies are falling like ten pins in West Malaysia. Check out what they are...

If possible we need just open some retail shops..or better still...do business from a push cart to go down to basics and reduce all the EXTRAS and FANCY footworks as they say...Small is beautiful...we don't need companies which buy BMW for their CEO and senior staff which fold up after three years...

Too many MBAs with too many ideas /business proposals and a PM who is popularity driven .

Kong said...

We have a fixed birth certificate number.

We have a fixed NRIC card number.

We should have a fixed postal address for delivery of legal document.

So I don't see anything wrong with a fixed email address (unlike constantly changing yahoo or hotmail address for some people) to receive legal government documents in soft copy as long as it's not another excuse to milk tax payer's money.