With the Feb 16 launch of the .ml domain in the country, Malaysian domain registrar MYNIC has come out to say that the .my domain name is the one and only Country-Code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) representing Malaysia.
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.
It may have introduced a brand refresh, with a new tagline and new brand pillars, but it is still data and the mobile Internet that is driving Digi forward.
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.
Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) has officially announced the resignation of Dr Halim Shafie as chairman of its board, and said that Dr Sulaiman Mahbob has been appointed the new chairman effective Jan 12.
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.
TM announced that the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has awarded it a contract, via an open tender process, to develop and construct a new submarine cable system, called Sistem Kabel Rakyat 1Malaysia (the ‘1Malaysia People’s Cable System,’ or SKR1M).
Malaysia has been ranked third in the Global Cybersecurity Index by the International Telecommunications Union. Toh Swee Hoe from the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission explains to Karamjit Singh about this.
Digital News Asia (DNA) continues a weekly series that profiles the top 50 influencers, movers and shakers who are helping shape Malaysia’s Digital Economy. These articles are from Digerati50, a special print publication released in January 2014. For information on customised reprints of Digerati50, email [email protected]