Malaysia expects to become digital hub leader in region
Malaysian Minister of Communications and Digital Fahmi Fadzil said his country has the potential to become the leading digital hub of choice in Southeast Asia for foreign technology-based firms.
Malaysian Minister of Communications and Digital Fahmi Fadzil (Photo: nst.com)
Speaking at a launching ceremony of smart technology applications on March 21, the minister noted Malaysia has previously been a preferred destination for data processing providers because it has a strong communication and cyber security infrastructure as well as digitally literate citizens.
He revealed that the selection by consumer technology company FreeYond, which is based in Shenzhen, China, of Malaysia as the first place in the region to market its product is a positive sign for the country.
According to the minister, the move will not only have an impact in terms of investment, but this will make Malaysia a hub for many other technology-based products./.