Internet access a human right: Multimedia Ministry to announce next steps soon, says Annuar Musa


KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Communications and Multimedia Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa (pic) will announce steps to be implemented by his ministry to achieve the aspiration of internet access as a human right.

"As I emphasised before, the internet and connectivity are human rights. The Communications and Multimedia Ministry's next steps will be towards achieving this aspiration. I will announce something in the near future, InsyaAllah,” he wrote on his official Twitter account on Saturday (Sept 11).

On Aug 30, Annuar, who officially began duties as the Communications and Multimedia Minister, emphasised that access to internet facilities must be considered as a human right along with other basic necessities such as clothing, food and shelter.

He said internet access was a priority that he would pay attention to, when leading the ministry.

He added that apart from the National Digital Network (Jendela) initiative, access to internet facilities must be viewed in a comprehensive manner as to be a developed and modernised nation, the country’s internet and related facilities must meet world standards. - Bernama
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