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New MDEC chief pushes for Malaysia 5.0 concept

Newly-appointed Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) chairman Datuk Rais Hussin has called for the concept of Malaysia 5.0 as a new narrative for the country.

He said the narrative will posit Malaysia as an innovation economy that can compete in a disruptive technology world, serve as a springboard into the Asean region, a bridge between Asia, Middle East and Africa, and interconnect with the 1.8 billion Islamic population worldwide.

“MDEC will no doubt play a leading role in introducing emerging technologies which are essential tools in the new Malaysia 5.0 digital economy. If such a policy is missing from our national strategy, Malaysia will be left behind and excluded from digital ecosystems and workforces,” Rais said in his inaugural statement.


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