KOTA KINABALU – The 1Malaysia Internet Centre (PI1M) needed to be optimised to enable the people, especially in Sabah to get information on how to empower themselves and their families from being exposed to unwanted internet contents.
Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) senior director of Advocacy and Outreach Division, Eneng Faridah Iskandar said the move was justified following the highest number of complaints in the state related to online material contents such as information that are false, obscene or indecent.
“MCMC has trained PI1M managers, including in Sabah, on how to implement support programmes on issues faced by the community.
“As most of the PI1Ms are in rural areas, we also hope parents take advantage of these centres to understand and adapt to the digital technology that is a favourite of children nowadays,” she told Bernama here.
She said there are over 80 PI1Ms in Sabah that not only helped the people to use the internet wisely but served as a centre of excellence and reference for the local community.
Eneng Faridah said the PI1M was also able to help the community in terms of entrepreneurship, particularly in the rural areas.
“We also expect feedback from the public on internet usage or skills that they feel should be offered in PI1M.
“We want to reach out to more internet users and know how to assist them address online issues that they faced,” she added. – BERNAMA