Government Websites

Wireless Sarawak

The front page of the Utusan Borneo 12 Jan 2008 and the Borneo Post 12 Jan 2008 gave wide coverage on the efforts of the State Government to develop a wireless Sarawak. There is a picture of our Datuk Seri Lim Keng Yaik's look of amazement in the front page which I feel would see how impressed he is with this progress made by a State with vast area - almost the size of West Malaysia but one tenth of the country's total population. I do share this view as reported in the paper “Imagine someone in Long Ikang using the Internet to sell his products, pay his quit rent, or communicate using VOIP (voice over internet protocol) with his child studying in Australia,” he said, adding that this could also be applied in the realm of telemedicine, research, marketing, and e-government, to name but a few." Yes, imagine that!


An 'Amazed' YB Dr. Lim on the front page of Utusan Borneo 12 Jan 2008

Some Government Agencies Lagging

On another light the Sunday Post published a report on the update status of State Government websites or rather cobwebsites this morning. I supposed this got a few of the State Agencies' webmasters attention as I get SMSed about my agency's website. I told them I am not the webmaster but it did cause me to catch a copy of the Sunday Post. Some of the agencies that seemed to get the paper's attention include the State Health Department, the Natural Resource and Environment Board and the Local Authorities. If they dug deeper I am sure they will find some that are terribly outdated. However by Monday I am sure my webmaster friends will be scurrying like mad to put in fresh information for the new year.

The Sunday Post 13 January 2008

Borneo Post Online Needs to Walk the Talk

I was trying to link the article of the morning paper to this blog but I guess the Borneo Post Online version is also suffering from the problem of updating their website. All i get to see was a thumbnail picture of the frontpage.

The Borneo Post Online website as at 10.00 a.m on 13 January 2008

I would not know when the Sunday Post will be updating their website later this morning. But hey please do not disappoint our Minister. He has good words for our Sarawak as quoted in yesterday's paper “Sarawak is number one in the country in terms of broadband connectivity". Come on webmasters - we need to be Number One in Contents also.


Sarawak is Number One - let's keep our Miinister amazed.

Comments

cdason said…
Sarawak is no1, but so far, I don't get any free WiFi in Kuching????
Lady Kiana said…
speakin of free wifi.. got.. but certain places la...
i know igloo got, tun jugah got, coffee bean, airport???
hmm... i only know those
Lady Kiana said…
and how abt if we really get someone to update the sites that we have...
for eg... Song District and Beguang???
sometimes i really feel tempted to update the Song district website.. tapi wut to do.. lack of info and no access.. waa!!
headsteadi said…
I smell big business opportunity!
Uchu Keling said…
I think the best person for the webmastering job is the head himself. Who can approve the article before it is being uploaded for public viewing?

Another, the heads are always outstation, so, who to endorse the updates and be responsible for it?

How much are the webmaster getting paid to do all that task? RM2000/mth?

Even if I give my FREE service to Miri City Council, I would not be able to put the latest info in their website because, the Mayor need to endorse it, the Mayor too, need to get clearance from ALL his superiors (the YBs and reps).

So, the best person for the job is the person in authority themselves.

In moeswk or cmd, maybe our pengyu nadai.nama should be the webmaster.
Lady Kiana said…
agree wif wut bro james said...
that's why.. others have no access
but the person who have the access and all, they dun do it...
so, back to square one.. i gez...
i duno~
Mac said…
It would be excellent if wifi coverage is extended everywhere, especially in the more rural areas. That would give people real reason to learn computer. It will stop becoming a novelty and become a norm.

But I think it will be a long, long time before this happens.

And there are actually many places with free wifi in Kuching.
Uchu Keling said…
If we look at BP today, rural Mukah have wifi services.. Just wondering if those that appear in the picture have stable electricity to power their PC or notebook!

Publicity pixs!

Anyway, someone said that Datuk Chua Soi Lek is one great 'player' - 28 mins of non-stop action!

Now.. YOU.. how old are you? Can yo u match Datuk Chua??????????
Borneo Breezes said…
Now why does that not surprize me? Must be all the great bloggers!
Anonymous said…
Lim keng yiek is wide mounthed becoz he's watching choi soi leks 28 min video spectacular. what's even worse the girl in the vid used to be DOING him...waah tulan
gkvaener said…
Why Resident office Kuching doesn't have website one??