News & Reviews: Youth Communication Package
Last Updated: Aug 28, 2013
We've seen a number of phone shops with the sign 'No SKMM' or 'Tiada Pakej Kommunikasi Belia' posted up, but an update from the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has confirmed that the program was only on hold to check the effectiveness of the program. In a report from Digital News Asia, MCMC have said that the quota of 1.5 million registered youths has been taken up by 1.2 million to 1.3 million youths while the remaining slots have been voided. According to them the program would resume on 3 September for the remaining 200000 or so slots. The Youth Communication Package or Pakej Komunikasi Belia, offers an RM200 rebate for youths aged 21 to 30 years old with a monthly income of RM3000 or less who want to buy a smartphone. The MCMC go on further to confirm that "there is no new smartphone rebate programme here" which could mean that after the remaining 200000 slots have been taken up in Malaysia, there won't be another smartphone rebate program until further government deliberations so if you qualify get it while you can.
Last Updated: Jan 18, 2013
What is the Pakej Komunikasi Belia (PKB) or Youth Communication Package?
Pakej Komunikasi Belia (PKB) or the Youth Communication Package is a scheme under the Malaysian National Broadband Initiative that grants youth aged 21 to 30 with income below RM3,000 to get RM200 rebate off selected 3G smartphones from telco nominated registered dealers in 2013. This initiative, coordinated by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), was announced by the Prime Minister as part of Budget 2013 tabled in September this year to encourage more youths especially those in rural areas to enjoy the nation’s broadband facilities.