Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob says Malaysia has the capacity and competence to achieve 100% digital inclusiveness, particularly among disadvantaged communities.
As such, Malaysia’s efforts to bridge the digital divide is achievable, he says.
He states that by utilising public-private partnership projects, Malaysia’s economic growth may be driven by efficient and effective use of technology.
As a result, the government’s spending would be reduced, public infrastructure and services would be improved, and innovation and economies of scale would be encouraged.
“Strengthening these partnerships and forging new collaborations with the private sector will ensure Malaysia’s place as a top regional destination for investors and trigger rapid growth of the digital economy,” he says at the launch of Huawei Malaysia’s Customer Solution Innovation Centre today.
He says the digital economy was expected to contribute 25.5 per cent to Malaysia’s gross domestic product by 2025.