Most Malaysians choose to pay less for slower internet speeds instead of spending more on fast connections, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak (pic).
“Lim Kit Siang is grumbling about the slow Internet speed in Malaysia.
“Actually there are a wide range of Internet speeds that Malaysians can choose from but about 71% of Malaysian Internet users prefer the slower Streamyx broadband package that offers speeds of between 384 Kbps to 1 Mbps,” said Salleh in a blog post on Monday night refuting a blog post by Lim.
Lim had said that Salleh “appeared to be only interested in his blog and Facebook, busy with his new toy and cabinet assignment to be Najib’s chief propagandist to fight the prime minister’s political survival battle.”
“One would have expected Salleh to be very occupied with blueprints, announcements, statements or even blogs as to how Malaysia is to return to the front-line of information technology powers. But Salleh has been conspicuously unconcerned about Malaysia’s poor Internet infrastructure,” Lim said.
Refuting this, Salleh said that Lim’s complaints were similar to those of internet users in the United Kingdom, which is ranked as the 16th in Europe in terms of Internet speed.