Govt offers varsity students, families telco discounts for devices, internet from Oct 15 under ‘Keluarga Malaysia’ packages

Communications and Multimedia Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa poses for a picture with university students at Wisma Radio Angkasapuri in Kuala Lumpur, September 15, 2021. — Picture by Miera Zulyana
Communications and Multimedia Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa poses for a picture with university students at Wisma Radio Angkasapuri in Kuala Lumpur, September 15, 2021. — Picture by Miera Zulyana

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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 15 — Communication and Multimedia Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa today announced two special telecommunications services discounts for students and families ahead of the reopening of university campuses on October 15.

He said that in partnership with telecommunication companies, the government will be offering two packages dubbed “Pakej Remaja Keluarga Malaysia” geared towards teenagers, and “Pakej Peranti Keluarga Malaysia” targeting families.

The first package is a complimentary one gigabyte (GB) worth of internet services daily, plus another 20GB prices at just RM30 for three months, said Annuar.

The second package offers families the chance to own high-speed smart devices by paying RM40 on a monthly installment plan of 12 to 24 months.

“The government is confident that with these two packages, Malaysian Families will not only enjoy better connectivity but also affordable prices and a better level of delivery,” Annuar said in a statement. 

Annuar said the “Pakej Remaja Keluarga Malaysia” was available to any individual under 21 years’ old and all tertiary students without age restrictions..

Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) chairman Dr Fadhlullah Suhaimi Abdul Malek said that there are no income ceilings for families that want to apply for “Pakej Peranti Keluarga Malaysia”.

“Anyone can apply for the package, the only limitation is only two registrations allowed for each identity card (MyKad),” he said during the press conference.

Yesterday, Minister of Higher Education (MoHE) Datuk Seri Noraini Ahmad announced that campus classes will resume in stages from October 15 for university students and staff who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

She said the reopening of campuses will apply to all tertiary education institutions in all states, regardless of which phase of the National Recovery Plan they are at respectively.

She also said university students only need to obtain permits from the police, and permission or offer letters from their respective institutions to travel to their campus.

* Editor's note: An earlier version of this article contained an error which has since been rectified.

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