Alongside the free RM 50 e-wallet credit, the Pelan Jana Semula Ekonomi Negara (PENJANA) will also include a brand-new 1GB free data provision that will be rolled out to the public starting from 10 June onwards and available until 31 December 2020.
Both postpaid and prepaid customers can obtain the data from 8 AM to 6 PM on a daily basis. While this new provision sounds exactly like the current arrangement that telcos have provided to consumers since 1 April, but the scope of this new 1GB free data offering is limited to services that are related to learning and productivity.
According to the media note that was jointly released by local telcos including Celcom, Digi, Maxis, Time, TM, U Mobile, and Yes, consumers will also be able to utilize free unlimited access for Microsoft Office 365 applications and Zoom video conference service. E-learning courses from Classruum, Udemy, and SunagoLearn will also be made available for free.
Additionally, the telcos will also continue to provide free data access to major news sources as well as the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization’s official website. The same will also apply for the usages of Gerak Malaysia, MySejahtera, and MyTrace apps.
Calls to critical and MCO hotlines as well as emergency numbers will also remain to be zero-rated. To check out the full list of benefits that PM Muhyiddin Yassin has announced PENJANA, check out the official website that Ministry of Finance has made for it right here.