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Government maintains broadband connectivity to encourage youth participation, says Annuar Musa


KUALA LUMPUR (Bern): The government is maintaining the country’s broadband connectivity to ensure 100% penetration, said Tan Sri Annuar Musa.

The Minister of Communications and Multimedia said it was part of the government’s efforts to encourage the participation of young people in the digital economy.

“Many places have poor broadband facilities, so the government is focusing on rolling out national digital network (Jendela) programs to ensure that 98% of populated areas receive 4G coverage and can migrate from 3G. “, did he declare.

“In addition, there is the Point of Presence (PoP) method involving a fiber program for 4,000 selected schools with an unstable Internet connection,” Annuar added.

Speaking in the Dewan Negara on Thursday (October 7), Annuar said there are also other programs to expand e-commerce efforts to rural areas.

He gave the example of a campaign for small, medium and micro-enterprises which benefited 204,262 participants.

Annuar added that the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has been tasked with promoting mastery of FinTech payment system (FinTech), e-commerce and other applications through continuous and structured programs, in addition to increase the number of digital economic centers nationwide.

“These efforts will be intensified to ensure that our young generation masters these areas,” he said.

He was responding to a supplementary question from Senator N. Balasubramaniam who wanted to know if the government was considering imposing a tax on those who do business online.

Balasubramaniam had also asked about the government’s efforts to create a larger economy by encouraging the participation of young people in e-commerce, virtually and digitally, through the use of FinTech. – Bernama


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