KOTA BARU: The Communications and Multimedia Ministry and Finance Ministry will soon present a Cabinet paper on the decision to use the Single Wholesale Network (SWN) model for the country’s 5G rollout.

Communications and Multimedia Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa (pic), however, said the ministry was waiting for the final report on the results of the meeting with the Opposition in the Dewan Rakyat Thursday (Dec 16).

“This week, we will distribute Cabinet papers to all ministries so that they can give responses and views before they are brought to the Cabinet meeting later.

“This clearly proves that the government is very transparent and open. (We are) conducting engagement sessions with all parties so that there will be no disputes or confusion,” he said after opening the Ketereh Umno division delegates meeting at Yayasan Kemiskinan Kelantan here Friday (Dec 17).

Malaysia has chosen the SWN system by forming a company wholly owned by the government to build the infrastructure while telecommunication companies will implement actions or functions to conduct 5G retail business.

Earlier, Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, in a video posted to his Facebook page, claimed that Digital Nasional Bhd (DNB) could be a bigger scandal than 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

However, Deputy Finance Minister Yamani Hafez Musa, during the Dewan Rakyat sitting on Dec 15, refuted the allegation and said that DNB was not the same as 1MDB. – Bernama

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