SERDANG: The onus is on Tricubes Bhd to explain its 1Malaysia email project to the public, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
"Let them give their explanation. Not everything is on me. Because it is their proposal, they should sell it to the public.
"It is a private sector initiative and does not involve public money. So let them take the initiative to explain," he said Friday after attending a gathering here with farmers and fisherman from across the country.
The proposal for the official 1Malaysia email account for citizens aged 18 and above has sparked outrage among many Malaysians, who have questioned its need and expressed concern over security issues.
A Facebook page has also been set up for people to vent their frustrations over the RM50mil project.
Najib had announced on Tuesday that the initiative was part of the seven new projects in the Economic Transformation Programme.
The technology company is expected to invest RM50mil within 10 years with an initial investment of RM5.3mil.
Tricubes, which is collaborating with Microsoft to develop the project, said it expected to generate income from value-added services including advertising, online market place, bill and notice deliveries and online registration to government agencies.
More details in The Star on Saturday
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