KKMM Applauds Digital and Tech industry’s assistance to SMEs during MCO
By Digital News Asia March 27, 2020
- #DigitalVsCovid in-line with ministry’s role to lead Malaysia’s digital economy
- Will continue to develop new initiatives that will help all Malaysians
The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia of Malaysia (KKMM) applauds the strong response from over 80 digital and tech companies under the #DigitalVsCovid movement to assist small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are negatively impacted by the Movement Control Order (MCO) that the government introduced to reduce Covid-19 infections.
KKMM’s agency, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), introduced the #DigitalVsCovid movement to galvanise support from the digital economy stakeholders to combat Covid-19 and mitigate the business risks arising from it.
KKMM Minister, Saifuddin Abdullah (pic), shared that #DigitalVsCovid movement is in-line with the ministry’s objective and MDEC’s mandate to lead the digital economy forward and accelerate digital adoption among the people.
MDEC, through its ongoing industry outreach efforts by its Global Growth Acceleration (GGA) Division, successfully connected with more than 80 International standard Malaysian tech and digital companies to provide various solutions and services to help SMEs and the nation during these challenging times.
“These industry leaders will be offering their solutions and services, either pro bono or at a significantly discounted price, to SMEs. In doing so, we hope to also get SMEs on board the digital wagon so they can sustain their business operations effectively until April 14, when the MCO is targeted to end,” says Saifuddin.
“The action by these companies will also help keep the nation’s digital economy moving forward and ensures Malaysians are able to benefit from it. More importantly, the solutions that these GGA companies offer will ensure the current prevention measures in place – social distancing, cashless transaction, and maintaining general hygiene and cleanliness – remain effective. All these will, therefore, reduce the risk of Covid-19 infection spreading,” he added.
Expressing his appreciation for how quickly MDEC was able to plan and execute this initiative, Saifuddin says that his ministry will also continue to develop new initiatives that will help all Malaysians to benefit from the efforts that MDEC has introduced to deal with the present challenging times.
MDEC has compiled a curated list of the digital and tech companies that have stepped forward to offer assistance. Please regularly check the link here to access the Tech Relief Solutions.