Fomca on signature drive against higher phone rental

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  • Saturday, 15 Mar 2003

TAWAU: Fomca will launch a nationwide signature campaign to protest against Telekom Malaysia Bhd's decision to increase rental of fixed-line telephones. 

Fomca president Datuk Hamdan Adnan said the campaign was needed because many parties did not agree with the increase as the rental was already high at RM22. 

“For village communities, the RM3 increase in rental is high and based on its financial report at the end of last year, Telekom Malaysia earned a high income. As such, there is no reason for the residential telephone rental to go up,” he said after attending an awareness dialogue on human rights here yesterday. 

Hamdan said Telekom should aspire to improve service instead of increasing the rental, which was a burden to the public especially in rural areas. 

“What is important is to increase telephone ownership among Malaysians as Telekom enjoys a monopoly of the fixed-line telecommunication system in the country,'' he said. – Bernama  

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