Assemblyman wants Sabah govt to improve internet speed at state assembly

KOTA KINABALU: An assemblyman has urged the state government to increase the speed of the internet connection within the Sabah Legislative Assembly complex here.

Sri Tanjong assemblyman Justin Wong Yung Bin (DAP) made the request when state Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Yakubah Khan was winding up debates on the Sabah Budget 2022 Wednesday.

"I have a screenshot of the speed test within this assembly. It's only 1mbps (megabit-per-second). The speed must be increased," Wong said in urging the minister to consider allocating funds for the upgrade of the internet connections at the assembly.

Yakubah said that he would look into it and discuss the matter with the state assembly officials.

In what looked like tacit backing for the call to improve the internet connections in the assembly, Speaker Datuk Kadzim Yahya said, "I did not ask him (assemblyman) to ask, he is asking (without any prompting)."

Later, Deputy Speaker Datuk Ahmad Abdul Rahman, who was on the chair, also reminded the assemblymen not to raise their smartphones while using it in the hall.

He said it was not right and proper and added that the proceedings are being streamed live.

Meanwhile, both Yakubah and state Community Development and People Well-being Minister Datuk Shahelmey Yahya, during their budget winding up, skipped answering questions raised by assemblymen as they were not present in the house.

Yakubah said that he would provide those absent with written answers without responding to the questions that were raised during the various debates over the last two days.

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