Ahmad Shabery Cheek
Digi has launched Digi Empower Societies, a catch-all initiative which combines its various community programmes that it said would help build strong digital communities that can participate, navigate and thrive in the Internet economy.
Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has announced the availability of its Smart City solution in Malaysia.
Ericsson celebrated its 50th anniversary in Malaysia with the official launch of a brand new office location in The Pinnacle, in the Sunway township in Subang Jaya.
Digi has announced basic broadband plans that are immediately available for both postpaid and prepaid customers at RM25 (about US$7) for a monthly data cap of 1GB.
A major announcement was made last week in Parliament that would have probably slipped the notice of most Malaysians, but which may have dire repercussions for freedom of expression on the Internet, writes A. Asohan.
Service providers are supportive of Communications and Multimedia Minister Ahmad Shabery Cheek’s call for more affordable broadband prices, according to Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) chairman Dr Halim Shafie.
The review of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commissions Act 1998 (MCMCA 1998) and the Communications and Mulitmedia Act 1998 (CMA 1998) is expected to be completed by mid-year, and will be tabled in Parliament before the end of the year, said newly-appointed MCMC chairman Dr Halim Shafie.
Malaysia’s Minister of Communications and Multimedia Ahmad Shabery Cheek needs to explain why he wants to separate the roles of MCMC chairman and CEO. Until he does, speculation will be flying and will only distract the new chairman, Dr Halim Shafie.
The telco industry is cautiously optimistic that second-time MCMC chairman Dr Halim Shafie can do a good job, provided he does not suffer too much interference from the politicians.
MCMC chairman Mohamed Sharil Tarmizi was unceremoniously booted out of his post at Malaysia’s industry regulator, leading to speculation and industry concerns that a political appointee would take over.