Why Malaysia is looking to supercharge its ICT sector

Why Malaysia is looking to supercharge its ICT sector

Datuk Badlisham Ghazali is the CEO of the Malaysian Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC).

He was at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona as part of Multimedia Super Corridor Malaysia. It's a special economic zone that's part of a government push to "transform Malaysia into a modern state by the year 2020" by investment in and the creation of a knowledge-based society.

As for the MDeC, its goal is to promote Malaysia as a location for ICT businesses, as well as encouraging local start-ups through education.

You can find out more about it via its website

Looking beyond the mountains

During our interview, we spoke about games, societal apps, learning applications, and why the Malaysian government is interested in such activities when many countries with established markets seem reluctant about offering their businesses assistance.

Die hard Suda 51 fan and professed Cherry Coke addict, Peter Willington was initially set for a career in showbiz, training for half a decade to walk the boards. Realising that there's no money in acting, he decided instead to make his fortune in writing about video games. Peter never learns from his mistakes.


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