The National ICT Association of Malaysia or Pikom has backed the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, with its president and CEO Shaifubahrim Saleh saying that pact would be beneficial to its members, which include local and multinational players.
The tech ecosystem was packed again this week with some major developments, from the policy-making side of things to web companies sealing strategic deals. Key amongst the former is news that e-commerce is going to taxed in Malaysia, writes A. Asohan.
This was just a packed week for the ecosystem but it has become so common that Digital News Asia CEO and founder Karamjit Singh is tempted to say that it was just another typical week!
The free ride – make that ‘tax-free ride’ – that e-commerce players in Malaysia have enjoyed since the beginnings of the industry in the country circa 1997, is about to come to an end.