TURUN PADANG... Gobind and his entourage during the visit.


BINTULU: The telecommunication service system in rural areas throughout the country will continue to be improved and upgraded.

Communication and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said in order to realise this, he will personally ‘turun padang’ (go to the ground) from time to time especially in rural areas across the country, including in Sabah and Sarawak, to ensure the people enjoy fast telecommunication services in the future.

TURUN PADANG… Gobind and his entourage during the visit.

“I feel that communication development is an urgent need for people in the rural areas because it is the only necessary service especially in relation to emergency situations,” he said during a visit to the longhouse of Henry Nuni Plen in Sungai Gelam, Ulu Sebauh, yesterday night.

His visit was part of the National-level Gawai Dayak celebration event held in Bintulu.

HOW ARE YOU?… Gobind’s arrival was welcomed by the residents of Henry Nuni Plen’s longhouse.

According to him, he understands the difficulties faced by villagers in remote areas that have yet to receive good communication network to date.

Aware of the situation, he stressed that the empowerment of communication networks in the remote areas is necessary in ensuring that residents can enjoy fast communication services.

Also present were Saratok MP Ali Biju, Senator Alan Ling Sie Kiong, Tanjung Batu assemblyman Chiew Chiu Sing and Bintulu Port Authority chairman Dr John Brian Anthony.