Malaysia has stepped into a promising position to realize the ambitious aspiration of a flourishing digital era within the framework of Madani Malaysia. Several contributing factors put the country on this path, but notably, the availability of a highly proficient labor force, capable of steering the digital economy, stands out. The revelation came from none other than Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil.
During the recent Radio Televisyen Malaysia’s (RTM) special discussion on “Madani Economy: Digitalisation Framework”, Fadzil expressed his perspective. He emphasized that the digital prowess in Malaysia extends beyond just e-commerce, with digitally adept individuals having the potential to rise as the new developers and programmers of sophisticated digital products and applications.
Moreover, the minister emphasized the government’s role in positioning Malaysia as an attractive center for both domestic and international business operations. Achieving such a vision is contingent upon a blend of political stability, clear governmental economic vision, and directional leadership.
Also read: Malaysia’s Economic Transformation: An Optimistic Future Powered by High-Impact Investments
The minister’s statement holds credibility as Tesla has already concurred to establish its regional headquarters in Cyberjaya, marking a significant milestone. The future seems promising as we can expect large-scale investors like Geely from China, among others, to follow suit.
In a piece of uplifting news for the Malaysian telecommunications consumers, the minister revealed that the prices of broadband subscriptions are anticipated to decline starting from September. “If everything goes according to plan, there will be some very good news for Malaysians who rely on telecommunication services,” he shared optimistically.
He further expounded on the ministry’s announcement of the Unity Package for prepaid and broadband services earlier this year. With affordable packages such as the Mobile Internet Prepaid Unity Data Plan at RM5 per month and the Fixed Internet Broadband Unity Package, particularly for the B40 group, veterans, disabled individuals, and senior citizens, the benefits are wide-ranging.
The Unity Package offers an internet service speed of up to 30 Mbps, unlimited data at just RM69 per month on a 24-month contract. Furthermore, some service providers have already lowered the subscription fee to RM39 per month, an attractive deal for consumers.
On the topic of the Starlink satellite internet service, he noted that services like these are vital for improving internet accessibility in remote areas. However, he conceded that the nation’s 4G coverage has not yet reached a full 100 per cent for populated regions, with the current status at 96.92 per cent. Yet, this is an area where constant efforts are being made to ensure seamless internet accessibility for all Malaysians.
(Source: Malay Mail)