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PAC should scrutinise national 5G rollout, says Syed Saddiq



KUALA LUMPUR: A lawmaker has called for Parliament's bi-partisan Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to scrutinise the nation's 5G rollout plan.

Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman (Independent-Muar) made the proposal, saying this need to be done as a huge sum of money would be spent to develop the infrastructure.

"I suggest that the PAC looks into this," he said, questioning also why the project was given to a single body, National Digital Berhad (NDB) to handle.

He said that previously, the development of the 4G broadband was given to several companies to develop. He noted this resulted in revenue of between RM4bil to RM11bil for the government, which was later used to develop rural Internet infrastructure.

"Now, instead the government will have to

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