Kg Sungkup residents face telecommunication problems after tower vandalised


ALOR SETAR: Almost 600 Kampung Sungkup, Sungai Petani's residents face connectivity problems after a telecommunications tower provided under the National Digital Network Plan near the village was vandalised.

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), in a statement on Tuesday (Oct 17), said the incident was reported by villagers to the Kedah MCMC office last Sunday (Oct 15) after discovering that there were signs of vandalism, including cut cables and missing equipment stolen from the tower.

"The Kedah MCMC office and the service provider appointed to manage the tower rushed to the scene on the same day to conduct an inspection. The service provider also lodged a police report.

"MCMC is considering several measures to restore telecommunication services around Kampung Sungkup. The telecommunications tower provides Celcom, Digi, Maxis and U Mobile services through the shared 4G MOCN (Multiple-Operator Core Network) method," the commission said.

MCMC also requested the public to immediately report to the police if they have any information on the incident or notice any suspicious activity near the telecommunications infrastructure site.

"Offenders can be fined up to RM300,000 or sentenced to a maximum jail term of three years, or both," it said.- Bernama

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