Sunday, May 2, 2021

digital economy

Ministry to boost intelligence in society

PUTRAJAYA: Boosting intelligence in society will be the new objective of the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM), said its minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah. Explaining that “intelligence” here referred to a society which is capable of procuring knowledge and skills, and will benefit from it, Saifuddin...

State government to invest in digital tourism

KUCHING: The Sarawak government is looking to digital tourism to further boost the state's tourism industry. Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said the state government is pushing Sarawak towards attaining a digital economy status because it was well...

Malaysia has potential to be Asia-Pacific Cybersecurity hub

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has the potential to be a cybersecurity hub within the Asia-Pacific region, said Austrian Ambassador to Malaysia, Dr Michael Postl. He said Malaysia’s strategic geographical location within the Asia-Pacific region, coupled with its cybersecurity professionals and talent who are found to be hard working, English-speaking,...

Increasing SMEs contribution to the country via e-wallet adoption

TAWAU: The adoption of e-wallet digital payments among Malaysia’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can spur the competitiveness of the sector domestically and internationally, according to an academician at Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS).  Its Labuan International Finance Faculty senior lecturer Dr Suzillah Sidek said, e-wallet could directly increase...

Digital way to conserve heritage

KUCHING:   Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) has embarked upon and expanded one of the state digital economy initiatives — to preserve Sarawak’s culture and heritage — through the first Ulu Baram Smart Heritage Strategic Plan and Action Plan 2020-2025 workshop themed ‘Rural Miri Smart Heritage’. A total...

Govt determined to drive digital economy growth

PUTRAJAYA: The government is determined to drive the development of digital economy to boost the nation’s economic growth, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. He said the digital economy could also attract investors and encourage human capital development as well as research. “Malaysia’s transformation towards digital...

Progressing via digital economy

Since Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg took over as the Chief Minister of Sarawak three years ago on January 13, 2017, his first priority was to transform Sarawak’s conventional economy to digital economy. As most developing countries are already at the forefront...
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Cashless payment on the rise

By Siti Nurain Ratani KOTA SAMARAHAN: Following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, cashless payment facilities and e-wallets are now...
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