KOTA BAHARU, May 17 (Bernama) — Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat on Monday launched the “Internet Thoyyibah“, which prohibits access to “approved” sites. The service is held in collaboration between the state government and Jaring Communications (Jaring).
According to Jaring chief executive officer, Dr Mohamed Awang Lah, the service prevent access to “black-listed” sites and only allow access to “white-listed” Internet pages. “The service will allow parents and heads of departments to monitor Internet access and ensure healthy online practices among children and government employees,” he added.
Meanwhile, Nik Abdul Aziz, when launching the Internet service at Balai Islam here, hoped the service would bridge the digital divide among the people in the state. He said currently, about 10 per cent of the 1.5 million population in Kelantan were Internet users, which was the lowest among other states.
“With Internet Thoyyibah, the digital divide between Kelantan and other states can be reduced,” he added.
Download his opening speech here.