Handphones are a hot item here and last year, 100,000 handphones were reported lost in the country though the actual number could be higher if all losses were reported. I have many friends who have lost phones, not once but some, a few times either due to their own carelessness or the phones were stolen. One friend loaned his phone to someone he hardly knew and the guy disappeared after that. Up to today, he has not been traced.
With the alarming rate of stolen or lost phones, the government has decided to set up a system and when installed, will render lost phones useless. This system has been in place in Britain and Australia with promising results. Read story