The whole idea is ill-conceived, ill-advised and smell of a rat.
If it was a private sector initiative than the Prime Minister should have stayed clear of making the announcement himself. Whoever mooted the idea to him are looking at their own vested interests and misread public apathy.
The proposed vehicle is a GN3 status company listed on Bursa Malaysia.It virtually created suspicion that this could be yet another bail out of an ailing crony's company.The fiasco played into the hands of the oppositions and a mockery of yet another 1Malaysia catchphrase.
The PM had been ill-advised.Maybe, he should drop some of his advisers particularly those making perilous blunders.
Having a made in Malaysia email carrier is not a bad idea after all if it adheres to the free market.
Most email carriers are advertising-support and the service is provided free to anyone to use.
Unless Tricubes operate under the same competitive environment and provide interactive media and links to resourceful information it will suffer repugnant rejection.
"Hotmail" renamed "Window Live Hotmail" is currently the largest web-based email service and offer unlimited free storage.We are spoilt for choice. Gmail which is catching up fast is now the choice of many.Big storage, intelligent and free.
Surely, one should not object if it is a private sector initiative but what is very perplexing is why the Prime Minister had to make the announcement.Was it initially supposed to be a government initiative and an about turn was made in view of the protests?
The government should not give favour to Tricubes by compelling government departments to subscribe to Tricubes services.The people would be watching closely.
To whoever behind Tricubes I wish them good luck.Hope they can be Sabeer Batia and Jack Smith, hopefully, not a dead cat.