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The governmental bodies of ICT in Malaysia

August 27th, 2008 · 1 Comment

There are 2 main ministries governing the information and communication technology sector in Malaysia, which are:

1.  Ministry of Energy, Communications and Multimedia (MECM)

2. Ministry of Sceince, Technology & Information (MOSTI) 

MECM 

Malaysia was one of the pioneers amongst Asian countries to establish a new federal ministry, Ministry of Energy, Communications and Multimedia. The main function of this Ministry is to spearhead and promote the growth of information and communication technology (ICT) with the support of several agencies, including the famous Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (or MCMC) established in 1998.

Our daily energy and communication providers, e.g. TNB, TM, Maxis, Streamyx, Postal Service, Astro…are governed by MECM. This ministry is the one who issues licences to regulate the ICT industry. 

MOSTI 

Ministry of Science, Technology & Information is another ministry established for the purpose of “Harnessing Science and Technology through Innovation (STI) and human capital to value-add the agricultural and industrial sectors for economic advancement, particularly through Biotechnology, Information and Communications Technology (ICT).”

Amongst other the famous agencies under MOSTI are:

-MIMOS Bhd (MIMOS)
-Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC)
-SIRIM Bhd (SIRIM)
-Technology Park Malaysia Corporation Sdn. Bhd . (TPM)
-Malaysia Network Information Centre (MYNIC)
-Malaysia Venture Capital (MAVCAP)
-Malaysia Debt Ventures Berhad (MDV)
-Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC)

MOSTI through its agents provides a comprehensive facilities to help the growth of our ICT industry. They provide fund and infrastructure to meet the need of the ICT sectors.  

These 2 ministries have their own role to play though both are focusing on the same area i.e. ICT sector.

As a blogger MCMC seems to be the “most relevant” body to us. I will tell you why in my next post.

Tags: Malaysian Cyber Law

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Jasmine // Nov 14, 2009 at 8:54 am

    Hm… how about SCORE in sarawak ?

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