Defects in 1Malaysia netbooks
Posted on 17 September 2012 - 09:19pm
TEMERLOH (Sept 17, 2012): 1Malaysia Netbook units distributed to school children in Temerloh district in June were reported to be of poor quality and defective, Sinar Harian reported today.
Dozens of the netbooks had to be sent for repair within days after they were delivered to the pupils.
Some parents claimed their children did not even have a chance to use the netbooks because of the defects.
Most of the netbooks had problems with their hard disks, motherboards or monitors, according to technicians making the repairs.
Pahang Information, Science, Technology and Innovation Committee chairman Datuk Mohd Sharkar Shamsudin urged the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission to ensure the netbooks provided were of good quality.
"We will find a solution to this issue as we do not want the aid given by government to become a burden to parents and the public," he said to the daily.