20 April 2011

Top 10 Facts about 1Malaysia Email.

How much did you know about 1Malaysia Email?
I will list down one by one over here:

1. Aim of 1Malaysia Email:
Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who announced this on 19 April 2011, said the 1MY E-mail initiative would allow “direct and secure” communication between citizens and the Government while enhancing the delivery of government services to consumers and businesses alike.

2. Who will be involved in this 1Malaysia Email? How to sign up for 1MY Email?
Malaysians aged 18 and above will be assigned an e-mail account.

Update: To sign up for this $50Million 1 MY Email, the person must buy a USB bio-metric device from Tricubes Berhad or go to Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara.

3. What is the content of the 1Malaysia Email?
1MY Email is aim to receive statements, bills and notices from the Government.

4. The amount of the investment: RM50 Million = RM 50,000,000.00

5. Companies involved: Tricubes Berhad and Microsoft under Windows Live

6. Where does the allocation came from?
Simple answer: "not from tax payers money"
Detailed: Tricubes Bhd insists that the project is a private funding initiative (PFI) and therefore private-sector driven.

UPDATE: According to Tricubes, the email service is free-for-all, but the transactions and payments of bills and notices including summons will be charge accordingly. It will be in the form of service charge.

Government agency and private sector will pay Tricubes BHD RM0.50 for each email sent to customer by using their Email server.

7. It is compulsory to get this email? Answer is NO.

8. What the heck is the 1Malaysia Email project to be launched in July 2011?
The 1 Malaysia Email service is part of Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) to achieve developed nation status by 2020.

9a. Who own Tricubes Berhad?
CEO:Khairul Zainal Mokhtar
Current situation: Tricubes Berhad, the IT company, which is currently in danger of being delisted from Bursa Malaysia for financial irregularities, which is under GN3 company.

9b. What is a GN3 Company?
A company designated as an Affected Listed Company because its poor or adverse financial condition and level of operations fall into the criteria described in Bursa Malaysia's Guidance Note 3.

10. What is the link of 1MY Email? When it will be started?
The beta testing will starts soon.
The official one is claimed at July 2011.

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