Fahmi Fadzil: Google disabled currency converter widget for Ringgit to address technical issues

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Previously, we reported that the currency converter widget on Google is not showing again after it briefly disappeared during the whole wrong USD to MYR conversion fiasco. Now, Communications Minister Fahmi Fadzil has revealed the reason behind the feature being disabled by Google, as informed by the company to him. 

According to Bernama, Fahmi said that the feature is disabled because Google is aiming to resolve various technical issues pertaining to wrong conversion rates involving the MYR. He stressed that this decision is made by Google and not based on any directive from a particular party. 


Fahmi revealed that Google informed him of their decision following discussions with Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and the move was to prevent future errors in displaying RM exchange rates. The Communications Minister further asserted that he had personally reached out to Google to ensure the matter was addressed. 

He said that the MYR exchange rate will be restored once all the necessary processes by Google are finalised. Fahmi thus urged for all parties to not propagate unfounded accusations or insinuate that Google’s action was influenced by any specific party. 

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