MCMC Recognises 10 Digital Society Research Grant Recipients In Creating Higher Inclusivity, Awareness

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia  Commission (MCMC) held its Research Symposium of 2023, a one-day symposium which aims to promote greater inclusivity and awareness on  the digital society through the Digital Society Research Grant (DSRG) introduced  by MCMC.

Themed ‘Building  Awareness and Participation in Facilitating Malaysia’s Digital Society” some 150 participants from various sectors, including practitioners from the  communications and multimedia industry, civil servants, and academicians in their commitment to uplift innovation in the digital society for future  generations to come attended this year’s symposium.

The DSRG 2023 Cycle 1 focuses on addressing different aspects of digital society,  as well as to inform actionable outcomes under categories for Digital Citizenship,  Digital Cyberwellness, and Digital Inclusion. The scope of research also seeks to  identify the regulatory and developmental gaps that impede the equality of  access and challenges the paradigm of ensuring that no one is left behind or  deprived of digital connectivity.

MCMC has received a total of 125 proposals from 33 local universities for the  DSRG 2023 Cycle 1. Out of these submissions, the technical panel chaired by  MCMC has selected 10 research projects for the DSRG awards, which covers a  variety of topics including:

  • – The level of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) adoption  among the Communications and Multimedia Industry players,  whereby it is expected to provide a comparative ESG benchmark,  identify the challenges, opportunities and potential impacts of the  ESG implementation among MCMC licensees.
  • – The Consumer Perspective and Experience in Postal Article Safety  Throughout Last-mile delivery for the postal and courier industry.  This research aims at increasing quality of service and consumer  satisfaction during last-mile delivery.
  • – The digital healthcare adoption among Malaysian senior citizens,  which aims to address the gaps, challenges and future needs that  would improve the lifestyle quality among the ageing citizens of  Malaysia.

The call for proposal for DSRG Cycle 2 is currently ongoing, having commenced  from 1 August until the closing date of 31 August 2023. It encourages  academicians and researchers to develop and submit their proposals for the areasrelevant to Digital Cyberwellness and Digital Inclusion. For more details on  DSRG Cycle 2 Call for Proposal, please log on to

MCMC Chairman Tan Sri Mohamad Salim Fateh Din,  Puan Khaneeza Khalid, Head of MCMC Academy delivered the welcoming  remarks to the participants. Also present was Prof. Datuk Dr. Denison  Jayasooria, Head of All-Party Parliamentary Group Malaysia – Sustainable  Development Goals (APPGM-SDG) Secretariat and President Society for the  Promotions of SDGs.

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