THE price of netbooks under the 1Malaysia Netbooks Computer Initiative has been capped at RM1,000 each.
Information, Communications and Arts Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said the sum was not only for the computers, but also for the software and six months’ broadband subscription.
“The 1Malaysia computer programme was allocated RM1bil under the Universal Service Provider (USP) fund to supply one million computers to those deserving, as announced by the Prime Minister on March 24,” he said in a written reply to Wee Choo Keong (Ind-Wangsa Maju).
Dr Rais also said that as at Nov 3, RM11.05mil had been disbursed to the USP license holder under the first phase of the programme.
“As at Nov 2, the USP fund had RM4.53bil in cash reserves,” he added
What went wrong? negotiations for highly priced netbooks is weak? market rate even though with 1 million orders of netbooks? it is ridiculuos, really?
The price could have been cheaper (all in one package)as the items can be bought in bulk.... 1 million netbook with tag price capped at RM1000 is still expensive..it should be priced at maximum price capped at RM400-RM500 (all in one package)....don't waste public money again.