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UNCTAD – ESCAP ASIA PACIFIC REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON E-COMMERCE STRATEGIES FOR DEVELOPMENT November 21, 2002 Bangkok, Thailand. MALAYSIA: The New Economy Technology Powering Economic Transformations. BY Rahayu Ezrani ABDUL RAHMAN E-Business Department, Multimedia Development Corporation.

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UNCTAD – ESCAP ASIA PACIFIC REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON E-COMMERCE STRATEGIES FOR DEVELOPMENT

November 21, 2002

Bangkok, Thailand

MALAYSIA: The New Economy

Technology Powering

Economic Transformations

BY

Rahayu Ezrani ABDUL RAHMAN

E-Business Department, Multimedia Development Corporation

agenda
Agenda

MSC

The MSC Vision

Challenges

Strategic Policy Directions for the ICT Sector Development

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A knowledge and idea-based economy where the key to wealth and job creation are the extent to which information, ideas, innovations and technology are embedded in all the various sectors of the economy
strategic policy directions
Strategic Policy Directions

1999: Consultant engaged to study and propose future policy directions

Policy options proposed:

  • delayed transition towards full competition; or
  • rapid transition towards full competition.

Factors taken into account:

  • Global trends
  • Status of infrastructure
  • Regulatory readiness
  • Industry readiness
current status of malaysian ict industry

4

“Advanced”

3

“Delayed

Transition”

Path

“Rapid

Transition”

Path

“Average”

2

MALAYSIA

“Rudimentary”

1

I

II

III

IV

“Early

Competition”

“Managed

Competition”

“Full

“Monopoly”

Competition”

CURRENT STATUS OF MALAYSIANICT INDUSTRY

POLICY FRAME WORK

policies to facilitate rapid transition
POLICIES TO FACILITATE RAPID TRANSITION
  • Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) initiatives
  • Universal service provision- policy framework in place with funding from industry and Government
  • Moves towards cost based tariff started with tariff re-balancing implemented on March 1, 2002 for fixed line services
  • Opening up the last mile by issuing new licenses
policies to facilitate rapid transition7
POLICIES TO FACILITATE RAPID TRANSITION
  • Voice-Over-Internet Protocol legalized which serves as an efficient and cheaper voice service for international calls
  • Control of mobile telephony charges lifted in August 2000 which led to exponential growth of mobile penetration
  • Develop a National Spectrum Plan to maximize spectrum usage with 3G as the first block of spectrum assignment
agenda8
Agenda

MSC

The MSC Vision

Challenges

Strategic Policy Directions for the ICT Sector Development

the msc a quick glance
The MSC– A Quick Glance
  • Multimedia Super Corridor
  • 15x50 km garden corridor south of downtown Kuala Lumpur
  • Special cyberlaws, policies and practices tailored to enable residents to achieve the full promise of multimedia
  • World-class physical infra-structure and next-generation 2.5-10 Gb multimedia network
  • A one-stop shop to facilitate investment - the MDC
leapfrogging into the information age
Leapfrogging Into The Information Age

Go Global

Create the ideal multimedia environment to attract world-class companies to use MSC as a hub

Leapfrog into success in the Information Age

Enhance domestic productivity

Create value from Information Age businesses

Catalyze a highly competitive cluster of Malaysian multimedia/IT companies that become world-class over time

Lead Regional

incentives programs to create enablers meet outcomes
Incentives & Programs to Create Enablers, Meet Outcomes

Flagship Applications

No.2

Ten Bill of Guarantees

No.1

bill of guarantees

FINANCIAL

NON-FINANCIAL

  • Five-year exemption from Malaysian income tax renewable to 10 years, ~ relief from tax on statutory income.

4. Unrestricted employment of foreign knowledge workers

5. Freedom of ownership ~ Co. can be wholly owned by foreign legal entities, can register as a branch.

2. 100-percent Investment Tax Allowance (ITA).~ those engaging in capital-intensive activities, or those multimedia activities that are treated as cost centers and not as revenue-generating businesses.

6. Freedom to source capital globally

7. World-class physical & IT infrastructure

8. Globally competitive tariffs

9. High-quality urban development

  • Duty-free importation of multimedia equipment.

10. Excellent education facilities & human resource talent pool

Bill of Guarantees
msc flagship applications
MSC Flagship Applications

Smart Schools

Multipurpose Card

Electronic Government

Telehealth

Technopreneur Development

R&D Cluster

E-Business

Worldwide

Manufacturing Web

Borderless Marketing

Center

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Agenda

MSC

The MSC Vision

Challenges

Strategic Policy Directions for the ICT Sector Development

we have seen and done things are seeing and doing things

Build Critical Mass

  • internet & access devices’ penetration
  • Network access & tariffs
  • Telecoms infrastructure
  • Build Trust on the Web
  • Encryption technology development
  • Integrated logistics hub
  • Awareness & education
  • Attracting Inbound Consumers
  • Trading hubs
  • Internet Exchange
  • Global Connectivity
  • Organization Transformation
  • Awareness and education program
  • Work Culture
  • Re-structuring of companies to exploit E-Commerce
  • Policy and Regulatory Framework
  • IP Management System
  • Taxation
  • Consumer protection
We have seen and done things,are seeing and doing things,

but are also still learning…

thank you
Thank you

http://www.mdc.com.my