Mohamed Sharil Tarmizi
Former chairman and chief executive of MCMC brings his extensive experience to the institute.
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.
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.
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.
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].
The founder of MyTeksi (known as GrabTaxi regionally) Anthony Tan has received the Technopreneur Excellence Award at the Pikom ICT Leadership Awards (PILA) organised by the National ICT Association of Malaysia (Pikom).
Goods that do not comply with standards or any communications products that do not have the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) certification label are considered ‘non-standard’ products in Malaysia, MCMC and Standards Malaysia said in a joint statement.
Most Asean countries have strong broadband plans, but room for improvement Malaysia and Singapore ahead of the curve, former faces more challenges though