Quote: In a radio interview yesterday, an official of the Performance Management and Delivery Unit (Pemandu) said Tricubes Bhd, the company appointed to provide the service, would charge government agencies 50 sen per email.
That would be “cheaper than the RM1.00 printing, stationery, postage and dispatch cost of sending a regular letter”, Pemandu’s Dr Fadhlullah Suhaimi Abdul Malek told BFM radio.
Email traffic will increase tremendously. In 1990, I receive a few e-mail a day. In 2011, I receive no less than 50 e-mails a day! It is free and a preferred form of communication. If I will have to send letter/memo, I will probably just do one or two per day. E-mail is like telephone call now. Worse, people send copies of e-mail to many parties.
At 50 cent per e-mail, there will be an excellent way to abuse the system. Tricubes can easily make more money by encouraging everyone to send more e-mail. The more they send, the more Tricubes could give them commission.
Read the full report at Free Malaysia.