The National ICT association Pikom has urged the Government to retain English as the medium of instruction for Mathematics and Science subjects at all levels in a bid to address the critical shortage of ICT graduates who meet industry demand.
Pikom has expressed concern over the issues highlighted in the ICT space, from the recently released Global Competitiveness Report 2012-2013 by the World Economic Forum (WEF).
The Association of the Computer and Multimedia Industry of Malaysia (Pikom) has backed calls for a review of the controversial amendment to the Evidence Act 1950, joining a raft of concerned civil society bodies, private individuals, Internet-related businesses and leaders from both sides of the political divide.
Ganesh Kumar Bangah has built MOL Global into one of the world’s top five game payment companies, mainly because of its physical payment outlets that augment its online payments. In the process, he has provided the stimulus for Malaysia to become one of the region’s largest game publishers.
Outsourcing Malaysia (OM) chairman David Wong tells Digital News Asia that the end of the first quarter of this year saw the outsourcing industry create 2,212 new jobs and hit RM318 million (US$102 million) in exports.
While Malaysia’s average information and communication technology (ICT) job salaries have increased in the past year, the country still faces a significant salary disparity when compared to countries around the region, reveals a new survey.
There is no doubt that among those pushing for the Computing Professionals Bill 2011 (#CPB2011 on Twitter) — which requires IT pros to be registered under a national body — are many who really believe that this is one way to raise the quality of IT professionals and practitioners in the country, and to ensure minimum security and safety standards are met for critical information networks. But they might just be creating a monster.