As part of the short-term economic recovery plan (Penjana) announced today by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, the Malaysians will continue to receive free additional 1 GB of Internet data per day until Dec 31,2020.

Muhyiddin said the additional data could be used for education, video conferencing and news purposes every day from 8 am to 6 pm. Users will also be given free , unlimited access by the government to Covid-19 websites and applications.

In a joint statement, Celcom, Digi, Maxis, U Mobile and Telekom Malaysia said the free additional 1 GB dailly will be available from 10 June. The plan would substitute the existing regular allowance of 1 GB that was first introduced since April 1, since that scheme expires on June 9.

YTL Communications will also continue to provide free SIM cards with 40 GB data to parents of children in government colleges, as well as students and staff of affiliate tertiary education institutions to its Learn From Home program.

Skilled B40-family students will also obtain free cell phones with 120 GB of space. The company will also continue to provide free online educational content created in collaboration with Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and Teach for Malaysia.

Both TM and Time have announced that mobile operators will be supported with additional fibre.

Both providers can also have free and zero-rated connections to Gerak Malaysia, MySejahtera and MyTrace applications as well as zero call levels for emergency numbers, such as the Disaster Preparedness Response Center at the Ministry of Health.

What’s good is that users will also be granted free access to relevant news websites in Malaysia.

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