Friday, May 16, 2008

Satellite Television Antenna - An Irrelevant Issue In The Present Era

Out of the blue, our satellite receiver set broke down completely. We tried in vain to get the signal back.

The break-down turned our otherwise orderly life slightly going off the track, with my mom missing badly her favourite programmes after lunch and dinner.

I called a technician for service and the operation was resumed after a part was being replaced. Instantly it brought entertainment back to us. Looking at the antenna, a sea of memories flew back on its legal technicality.

Satellite receiver, being illegal, was one time hotly debated in Malaysia. More than ten years ago, our government launched stern actions in Sarawak to demolish all the illegal satellite antennae. It was subsequently aborted due to both legal and practical problems. Although installation of satellite receiver has never been legalised, it has now become irrelevant for enforcement in the present era of information technology.

It is high time for our government to consider to legalise it.


Bengbeng said...

u lead a life of luxury

Tony Hii said...

But, bengbeng, it is now more of a necessity than a luxury.

Bengbeng said...

for us, we even restrict access to the tv for Benghui :) . it was too much of a temptation for him to become a couch potato