Students are allowed to bring their 1Malaysia netbooks to schools in Sarawak as the government has never given instructions that forbid students from bringing their netbooks to school.

The response came after Deputy Minister of Information, Communications and Culture Datuk Joseph Salang Gandum was flabbergasted that some rural schools in Sarawak had prohibited students from bringing their 1Malaysia netbooks to school.

The 1Malaysia netbooks were introduced especially those in the rural areas to lessen the digital divide between students in urban and rural areas.