Increasing collaboration between digital and technology platforms in Malaysia

Collaboration between Google and Astro Awani. The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Malaysia’s lead agency in digital transformation, welcomes the strategic collaboration announced today between Google and Astro Awani in furthering the digitalisation efforts of the nation. The move is in line with MDEC’s four key thrust areas namely; in…

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Malaysian Government gives Microsoft blessings on its first datacentre in the country

Microsoft will help form the MyDigital Alliance Leadership Council to collaborate on cloud-first and digital-native policy recommendations. As part of the Malaysian Government’s My Digital goals, it has welcomed Microsoft’s agreement to establish its first datacenter region in the country to deliver trusted cloud services locally, with data security, privacy,…

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Malaysia pushes digital upskilling to boost digital initiatives

Continuing trend that has likely been cemented by the pandemic. The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) newly released initiative, MyDigitalWorkForce Work In Tech (MYWiT) initiative, a training and hiring incentive program, aimed at boosting the digital business services sector as well as developing quality tech talents in Malaysia. This initiative…

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Malaysia pushes digital initiatives forward with chief digital business officer

Newly created role to chart new digital business strategies and development initiatives. The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has brought on board Aiza Azreen Ahmad in the newly-created role as Chief Digital Business Officer (CDBO). MDEC is a government agency under the purview of the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia…

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Support for Malaysia’s Digital Economy Blueprint

This includes the goal to create a hyper-scale data centre with an expected investment of RM15 billion. The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) welcomes the launch of the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint (MyDIGITAL) that YAB Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced last week. The agency is excited about this initiative and…

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Reimagining real estate with AI

Artificial intelligence capabilities to enhance efficiency and simplify selection of property content. Australian founded online real estate website, buymyplace has launched an automated version of its platform that empowers Australian property owners to sell their property privately, putting them in charge of the sale of their home from go-to-whoa and…

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Australia commits A$13M to stop online disinformation with Malaysia

The leaders agreed to elevate relations to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. The leaders of Malaysia and Australia recently held a bilateral meeting to discuss issues that will help expand their cooperation and address pressing challenges. Australian PM Scott Morrison and Malaysia PM Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin both agreed the CSP will…

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Malaysia updates on its National Technology and Innovation Sandbox

Khairy Jamaluddin, Malaysia Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation talks about initiative launched in 2020 On 19 August, 2020 the Prime Minister launched the National Technology and Innovation Sandbox (NTIS). NTIS is a facility that is run by MOSTI that allows researchers, innovators, and entrepreneurs to test their products and…

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