Pandemic induced growth propels Malaysia into next fintech wave

The adoption of digital payments is accelerating the pace of growth and innovation. Changing preferences and continued government efforts are driving cash displacement in Malaysian consumers. According to the Visa Consumer Payment Attitudes 2021 study, seven out of 10 Malaysians have tried to go cashless in 2021. Additionally, the average…

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Malaysia-Indonesia collaboration in driving Asean’s digital economy

Since 2018, MDEC have ran seven business missions. Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), through its recent Business Mission to Indonesia, has garnered over RM100 million in qualified digital opportunities. This is MDEC’s first Business Mission to Indonesia since borders were reopened in March 2022. Held from 16 to 20 May…

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MDEC’s business mission to Jakarta

Malaysian tech companies and other agencies to follow up on opportunities. Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), through its recent Business Mission to Indonesia, has garnered over RM100 million in qualified digital opportunities. This is MDEC’s first Business Mission to Indonesia since borders were reopened in March 2022. Held from 16…

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MDEC launches digital content creator’s challenge

Up to RM100,000 worth of prize money available. Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Malaysia’s lead digital economy agency, has launched the Digital Content Creators Challenge (DC3) for 2022. Started in 2006, DC3 is one of the platforms that provides seed funding for creative content developers to create portfolio or intellectual…

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How Sinisana Technologies builds trust and traceability

Essentially a digital ledger of transactions duplicated and distributed. Blockchain technology has so long been associated with cryptocurrency and investments that it’s often hard to imagine its application in other sectors. Essentially a digital ledger of transactions duplicated and distributed across an entire network of computer systems, blockchain has the…

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Bridge data centre announces fourth data centre in Malaysia

Hyperscale data centre campus in Johor, Malaysia. Bridge Data Centres, one of the region’s key data centre service providers headquartered in Singapore has announced the construction of its fourth hyperscale data centre (MY06), the largest of its kind in Johor, Malaysia. This will involve an investment value of RM2.5 billion…

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MDEC fortifies digital talent development through UNICEF

Bring marginalised young people and industry leaders on the same platform for career guidance and mentorships. Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Malaysia’s lead digital economy agency, is ramping up its efforts in enabling a digital learning landscape for youth through strategic collaborations with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and…

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Malaysia’s fertile ground for agtech investments

Malaysia is currently home to a growingly robust agriculture technology ecosystem. Chilli farmers under the purview of Pertubuhan Peladang Kawasan Kuala Langat (PPKKL) are now reaping the benefits from their investments into digital agriculture technology (AgTech). By adopting Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled fertigation systems, these farmers are benefitting from encouraging…

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MSC Malaysia to accelerate nationwide participation in the digital economy

Enhancementswill extend benefits of digital economy throughout the country and establish Malaysia as the region’s preferred Digital Nomad Hub. Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Malaysia’s lead digital economy agency, is set to revamp and rebrand the MSC Malaysia initiative as it marks its 25th anniversary this year. The new and improved…

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MDEC offers money to organisations that hire the unemployed for digital roles

Enhances its hiring and training incentive in Tech. Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Malaysia’s lead digital economy agency, today announced the enhancement of the MyDigitalWorkforce Work in Tech (MYWiT), a hiring and training incentive programme, to accelerate the reskilling and placement of unemployed Malaysians in digital tech and services related…

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