KUALA LUMPUR: The communications and digital ministry is looking into the possibility of reducing the prices of services offered by telecommunications companies (telcos).

Its minister, Fahmi Fadzil, said he had asked the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and the telcos to conduct a study to fulfil the people’s aspiration for cheaper services.

“I am holding talks with MCMC and the telcos to explore ways to reduce costs,” he said in a programme streamed on Nasional FM’s Facebook account today.

“Many young people are hoping that the prices for internet and lines can be reduced. So I have asked them to look into what we can do.

“Maybe in the coming weeks, I will have a special announcement to make.”

Fahmi also said he was studying the best ways to improve the quality of services and resolve issues concerning 4G and 5G network reach in certain areas.

“We are talking about 5G, (but) some countries have started discussing 6G. So, we have to move faster, and as the minister responsible, I need to explore ways to help this process,” he said.

On another matter, Fahmi reminded content creators on various social media platforms to always respect the law.

“There are limits. We respect the right to freedom of expression but we also need to uphold the law, as spelt out in the Rukun Negara,” he said.