Najib Tun Razak
While Malaysia’s latest transformation program, the Digital Transformation Program or just Digital Malaysia, got no mention at all in Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s Budget 2013 speech, there were some initiatives that benefitted the information and communications technology (ICT) industry, often indirectly. Here, industry players weigh in.
Don’t for a moment be lured into thinking that Budget 2013 offered very little for the ICT industry, argues DNA founder Karamjit Singh as DNA presents a Face-Off over the Sept 28 announcement.
The Budget 2013 proposed by Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has no mention at all of his most recent ‘transformation program,’ Digital Malaysia – which is a hint of how highly the current administration views ICT, argues DNA executive editor A. Asohan.
There was no specific funding support for the ICT sector in the 2013 Budget proposed by Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, aside from the RM150 million (US$48.8 million) allocated to create 100 internet centers with high speed broadband for Malaysians to access. The funding will come via industry regulator the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission or MCMC
Consulting and market research company Frost & Sullivan has opened its Global Innovation Center (GIC) of Excellence in the Iskandar Malaysia economic development hub in the southern Malaysian state of Johor.
A government-industry collaboration to increase the talent base in the field of biotechnology got off to a successful start. Participants in the Agilent Bio-analytical Industrial Development Program completed their Phase 1 training and received their industry certificates in Biochemical Instrumentation and Lab Practices on Aug 14.
Digital News Asia has reinstated the ‘Internet Blackout Day’ pop-up. Executive editor A. Asohan explains why.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said he has instructed his Cabinet to review a controversial law after civil society bodies, private individuals, Internet-related businesses and leaders from both sides of the political divide staged an online protest that garnered international exposure.