That looks like the ideal picture of 1Bestarinet working in schools. In reality, the crony capitalist YTL constructed system for school does not deliver.
There will be those who think that we are exeggerating and it is not as bad as what have been written on the Internet. Some bureaucrats or politicians will make the cliche claim that the school teachers are happy and it is operating well but the common glich do happen. Those complaining are opposition supporters teachers.
It is not convincing enough. Our sister in law is a teacher in the city limit of Johor Baru, She voted for BN and complained incessantly about 1Bestarinet in family gatherings. Teachers had to use nearby Internet cafe to get their work done at their own expense.
Her two children laugh off 1Bestarinet as 1Bodohnet and at an early young age, they already built up the impression that YTL is a useless crony corporation.
Many posting have been made in the past on 1Bestarinet [read back since 2012 here, here, here, here, here, and here] so there is no need to repeat about how crony capitalist YTL won the contract at RM4 billion despite Telekom and few other bidders came in at significantly under RM3 billion.
It finally came in the form of MP for Pulai, Dato Nurjazlan Mohamed that it is openly known what had been long known by teachers that crony capitalist YTL who speaks so much about competency and being competitive in the market did not deliver.
The Star report below:
Published: Tuesday March 17, 2015 MYT 7:39:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday March 17, 2015 MYT 7:45:12 PM
PAC: 1BestariNet project should be scrapped
by Rahmah Ghazali
PAC chairman Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said the first phase of the project, although completed at the cost RM633mil, did not yield the expected results.
"In our opinion, it is still incomplete because it did not deliver the service it was supposed to," he told reporters after chairing a PAC meeting here in Parliament, Tuesday.
However, he said the decision whether or not to proceed with the project, which was awarded to YTL Communications Sdn Bhd via an open tender, lies with the Ministry.
"At the end of the day, the implementation of the first phase was poor and it shouldn't be continued. But it is up to the Ministry because they are the people in charge," he said.
Nur Jazlan, who is also Pulai MP, said that the project, which was aimed at providing high-speed 4G broadband across all 10,000 schools in the country, did not meet its target.
"The school children, teachers and parents still cannot access the system," he said.
He said the PAC inquiry on Tuesday also involved Education Ministry secretary-general Tan Sri Madinah Mohamad.
However, he said Madinah was only appointed to her position in 2013, two years after the project was initiated.
"We wanted to know what she is going to do in the future. But according to her, the project will continue," he said.
He said the PAC will call three more witnesses, namely the former Education secretary-general, former Education director-general and former project management officer.
He said PAC hopes to complete the investigation by next month.
The 1Bestarinet project, which was expected to be completed over 15 years in three phases, came to the spotlight when the Auditor-General's Report 2013 showed irregularities regarding its execution.
In November 2014, crony capitalist YTL was fined RM2.4 million by Ministry of Education for failing to provide the 10,000 schools with the e-learning project [read MI here]. More in The Star here.
For voicing the grievances of teachers throughout the country, Nurjazlan must be appreciated. Credit where is due.
As Director of Telekom Malaysia (or is it former Director?) and used to chair the Tender and Procurement Committee, he has the credibility to talk on the subject matter of telecommunication and the e-learning project. And he is an ANSARA from Kulim.
So hope those claiming also to be taxpayers should stop bitching about Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar, because their idolised crony capitalist corporate player, that is often defended in the media by Tony Pua of DAP and Rafizi Ramli of PKR, failed miserably.
It poses the question off whether he is really that great.
Sources from telco players said they had the benefit of a "cooperating" Chinese government officer inside the Ministry to supply the information to them. It is in the same manner that YTL got induced leaked info on the first IPP.
Nothing racial, the dude is really Chinese and if the person has straight hair, it would have been mentioned. The name to be withheld for a latter day convenience.
So this is defamatory? Tell that to the teachers who are pissed as hell with the limited 4.0 MB line for a whole school. Go ahead sue us, what do we care about crooked and corrupt businessmen? God will grant us heaven for getting sued by crooks.