Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Telcos should get involved in Nurin Alert
Wednesday January 16, 2008
WE are now looking at the introduction of an alert system known as Nurin (Nationwide Urgent Response Information Network) Alert to combat kidnapping and assist in locating missing children.
I would like to suggest telcos get more actively involved in this system by sending out images of kidnap victims or even photofits of perpetrators via MMS. If all the telcos are part of the system, the alert will go out to potentially 20 million Malaysians; which may also include the perpetrators and their cohorts.
There are several advantages to using mobile phones, as they are now so personal that no one leaves home without it. Furthermore, it doesn’t cost telcos much, and it definitely is cheaper than printing posters.
The other obvious advantage is speed, as we all are aware that the faster we act, the better the chances of recovery.
It would be a refreshing change for subscribers to receive something of value from their telcos instead of the messages they are sending out now!
- The Star