KOTA KINABALU: Sabah villagers are thankful to the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM) for the MyFreeview (MyTV) digital television decoders distributed free to them.
Most of the recipients were full of praise for the organised way the decorders were distributed at the KKMM Complex here and recipients also did not have to wait for a long time.
Jude Peter Enoh, 34, from Kampung Ramayah, Penampang said that despite arriving late at the distribution centre, he did not have to wait long.
“I arrived at about 11.30 am today and got the number 289 for my turn, there were more than 50 recipients before me. But within 20 minutes my number was called to receive the decoder.
“The distribution system was orderly and fast,” he told Bernama after receiving the decoder.
Another recipient, Wong Vui Min, 61, from Kampung Bambangan, Inanam said he had not watched television since October because there was no broadcast service available.
“I am grateful that I am entitled for this free decoder. So, having it allows me and my family to watch TV again.
“As far as I know MyTV broadcasts a number of other TV programmes for free besides TV1, TV2 and TV3. This is enough for me,” he said.
The distribution centre in Kota Kinabalu is open from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm, and recipients can claim the decoders from today until Saturday.
Eligibility checks for the free decoder can be made via SMS by typing MYTV (space) DEKODER (space) (identity card number) and send to 15888, or visit www.mytvbroadcasting.my/B40 or contact the MyFreeview Customer Service Centre at 1-300-80-6988 or 1-800-18-1088.