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Towards a Digital M’sia

By Thursday October 20th, 2011 No Comments

PUTRAJAYA: The Digital Malaysia initiative has been launched to begin the transformation into a digital economy with emphasis on innovation, creativity and productivity.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said Digital Malaysia was the final initiative of the National Transformation Agenda with the introduction of the Digital Transformation Programme.

It will help to encourage entrepreneurial skills and spirit to flourish and convert start-up companies to e-commerce and online businesses.

The other initiatives include injecting greater creativity and promotion of thinking skills throughout the education system, commercialising in stages 300 intellectual property opportunities developed by universities and encouraging venture capital to promote the creative industry.

Najib said Multimedia Development Corpora-tion (MDeC) would be mandated to lead the initiative.

“MDeC has assured me that the implementation of the first projects will begin in the first quarter of next year.

“MDeC’s role is to transform the economy to a digital economy with emphasis on innovation, creativity and productivity.

“Digital Malaysia is a cornerstone, key component of the National Transformation Policy.

“By supporting the creation of a cohesive and holistic approach to achieve a truly digital nation, Digital Malaysia completes the National Transformation Agenda together with the ETP, GTP, PTP and RTP,” he said after chairing the 14th Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) International Advisory Panel Meeting and the 23rd MSC Implementation Council Meeting here.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin also attended the meetings.

ETP is the acronym for Economic Transfor-mation Programme, GTP Government Transformation Programme, PTP Political Transformation Programme and RTP – Rural Transformation Programme.

According to officials familiar with the initiative, Digital Malaysia is underpinned by 10 focus areas across five dimensions economic, social, governance, technological and environmental.

Source : The Star

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