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Inequality will grow if rural folk can't get online

Teeb TV
Teeb TV
A Sarawak assistant minister has urged Putrajaya to concentrate its efforts on developing internet infrastructure in rural areas, warning that inequality of access will widen rural-urban disparities.
Online learning had become part of the “new normal” brought into play by the Covid-19 crisis.
“Access to the internet remains a big issue in many parts of the country,” Annuar said.
“It’s not just about connectivity but also affordability.”He said some people were too poor to pay for an internet connection or to buy smartphones.“The government needs to look at this seriously so that we can have equality in education.