HULU TERENGGANU: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will discuss with the Perak state government soon to resolve the issue of more than 2,000 illegal telecommunication towers in the state.
Deputy Minister of Communications and Multimedia Jailani Johari said his ministry would also identify the illegal towers as well as those in the other states.
“I am not certain about the source concerning the illegal towers, including the ones stated by the Perak government, but the ministry knows that there are about 1,500 legalised communication towers in that state.
“However, we will try to discuss the issue with the Perak government because MCMC will certainly not compromise with any telecommunication company that builds towers without approval,” he said.
He disclosed this to reporters after handing out flood relief aid to flood victims at Dewan Budiman, Bukit Kepah, here on Tuesday.
The media recently reported that there were 2,800 illegal telecommunication towers in Perak, which resulted in the state incurring revenue losses of at least RM20 million annually. -FMT