Malaysia launches new program to attract digital talent

MALAYSIA: Prime Minister YAB Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri bin Yaakob has launched Malaysia Digital, which aims to fast-track the growth of the country's digital economy.

The suite of far-reaching policies will encourage and attract companies, talents and investment, while enabling Malaysian businesses to play a leading part in the global digital economy.​

Malaysia Digital further aims to drive digital adoption among aspiring young entrepreneurs; support local tech companies to become successful international players; and attract high-value digital investments.

Managed by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation, one programme under the Malaysia Digital umbrella will boost digital adoption and promote professional mobility. This DE Rantau initiative also aims to drive tourism across the country, with the goal to establish Malaysia as a hub for so-called Digital Nomads.

Another programme, Digital Trade, will be rolled out to drive interoperability and greater harmonisation of standards and regulatory approaches as well as to facilitate trade within and across borders.

Malaysia Digital succeeds MSC Malaysia, which has served to transform the country into a knowledge-based economy since 1996.

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