Ahmad Shabery Cheek

TM and MYTV in RM1bil digital TV infra-sharing deal
The delivery of digital terrestrial TV in Malaysia took a major step forward when MYTV Broadcasting and Telekom Malaysia inked a 15-year RM1-billion deal for the former to use the latter’s infrastructure.
Malaysia’s big data aspirations and the talent gap
Malaysia aims to become a 'regional big data hub,' but while some of the groundwork has been laid down, the country first needs to become a 'regional talent hub' to realise its aspiration, Goh Thean Eu reports.
Astro Productions and Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios in pact
Astro Productions Sdn Bhd (APSB) and Iskandar Malaysia Studios Sdn Bhd (IMS) are collaborating to offer what they said are world-class integrated television content production services at Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios (PIMS).
Block Facebook? Why not go the whole nine yards?
The Malaysian Government is looking into the possibility of blocking Facebook. Why not block the entire Internet and remove ourselves from the international community, asks A. Asohan.
Big data key to developed nation goal: Communications Minister
Malaysia’s aspiration towards becoming a developed nation and fully-developed digital economy will depend heavily on how well it adopts big data analytics, said Minister of Communications and Multimedia Ahmad Shabery Cheek.
Aviation looks to the cloud, global framework in pipeline
Aviation and telco industries to implement cloud-based real-time flight monitoring Efforts to develop roadmap and framework to be fast-tracked in the wake of MH370
MH370: Experts meet in KL to discuss ICT in aviation
More than than 50 high level experts from all over the world have confirmed their attendance at an ITU discussion of real-time flight monitoring even as Malaysian authorities face mounting international criticism over how they have handled the search operations and investigation into the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
Digital Malaysia announces two new initiatives
The Ninth Digital Malaysia Steering Committee has tabled two new initiatives at its most recent meeting, one to accelerate e-commerce via a nationwide ‘cybersale’ and the other to improve the quality of life for traditional religious institutions (Sekolah Pondok) through crowdfunding.
Low revenue not a sign of ICON failure: MDeC
The ICON programme, now in its third iteration, was first launched in 2009. To date, the three ICON programmes have cumulatively generated RM440,000 in revenue. MDeC CEO Badlisham Ghazali shares his view on why the ICON programme is successful, despite the low revenue figure. 
(2013 Top 10 Story) The mystery of the Malaysian Govt and its rejection by Facebook
In the first six months of this year, the Malaysian Government made seven requests for information, covering 197 Facebook user accounts, all of which were rejected by the social network company. What's worrying is that the Malaysian people have no idea which agencies made these requests, and for what reasons, writes A. Asohan.
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