To bridge the widening technological gap between urban and rural communities, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has initiated measures to ensure that the problem is adequately addressed. It has embarked on a project to distribute netbooks to libraries in the country as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility Programme, which it is actively pursuing nationwide.
The Commission, on Thursday, September 5, gave 708 pieces of Netbook 1Malaysia for distribution to the public libraries in Perak. The presentation ceremony was held at the Ipoh Town Hall in the presence of Hj Mohammad Nazari bin Hj Abd Hamid, Director of the Perak Public Library Corporation. Mohammad Nazari, who is also the assemblyman for Temenggor, thanked MCMC who was represented by Encik Mohd Faizal, the head of MCMC Perak branch.
The netbooks, worth over RM770, 000, will be given to all 59 public libraries in the state. “It’s our fervent hope that the availability of these items in the libraries will enable users to access the Internet for their own good,” said Mohammad Nazari in his acceptance speech.
The occasion was also held to celebrate the Perak Public Library Corporation’s Hari Raya Open House. Twelve of the corporation’s staff received awards for their meritorious service while 19 were given certificates.
In attendance was Puan Salbiah bt Mohamed, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Perak Public Library Corporation.