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.
With Malaysia having suffered its worst floods in recorded history, which have left some 200,000 people homeless, national ICT custodian the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) has taken the lead to launch the ‘#TogetherWithU’ or ‘#BersamaMu’ community campaign to aid in the flood-recovery process.
Malaysia's Big Data Framework, proposed by MDeC, been accepted and endorsed by the Prime Minister, and some recommendations therein are already being implemented, according to the country’s ICT custodian.
MDeC said its #MYCyberSALE online shopping drive under the Digital Malaysia initiative recorded a total of RM67,385,595 in sales from 179,617 online shoppers, surpassing its sales and shopper targets of RM50 million and 100,000 respectively.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has announced new Digital Malaysia initiatives to further extend the benefits of the ‘digital economy’ to the Bottom 40% of the income pyramid (B40) and to deepen the economic impact of niche segments.
Industry players generally welcome initiatives and goodies Gaps in making Malaysia preferred destination for entrepreneurs IN its proposed national budget for 2015, the Malaysian Government announced several incentives and measures that directly or indirectly would be of benefit to the ICT ecosystem, but some industry players believe that more could have been done to further grow the ecosystem.
Multimedia Development Corporation and IT consultancy and solutions provider Tentspark have jointly launched the National Big App Challenge, which will showcase the importance of big data analytics in solving challenges related to national issues and societal well-being through open data, while highlighting the talents of homegrown software specialists.
There are two key messages from the successful fund-raising by Nova Founders Capital, says Karamjit Singh. What do you think?
Entrepreneurs can expect DNA to be more questioning when telling their stories. Our role of being the eye on the ecosystem is to be sharpened.
What will be Yasmin Mahmood’s top challenges at MDeC? TeAM and Postam weigh in with their thoughts, Karamjit Singh reports.