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What is Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC)

Handbook of Research on Information Communication Technology Policy: Trends, Issues and Advancements
An ICT hub hosting more than 900 multinationals, foreign and home-grown Malaysian companies focused on multimedia and communications products, solutions, services and; research and development. Initially the corridor covers an area of approximately 15km by 50km squared, covering part of Kuala Lumpur Business District to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, and also includes the town of Putrajaya and Cyberjaya. Presently, it has expanded to include the entire Klang Valley (Kuala Lumpur & its suburb).
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E-Government in Malaysia: Barriers and Progress
Sharifah Mariam Alhabshi (University of Malaya, Malaysia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-847-0.ch009
This chapter assesses the challenges and achievements of e-government development in Malaysia. After carefully examining the findings of e-government ranking for Malaysia produced by the United Nations; the Centre of Public Policy, Brown University (US); and Waseda University Institute of e-Government, disparities amongst these three institutions were evident. It is argued that different methodological criteria employed by these institutions served as one of the fundamental factors attributable to the varying results. However, findings from these institutions also unearthed some major problems and challenges bedevilling the implementation and growth of e-government in Malaysia. Furthermore, in the course of ascertaining factors which undermine or hinder the further development of e-government in Malaysia, questionnaires and interviews were employed to gather the relevant information. Questionnaires were administered to public officials in federal ministries and departments. And interviews were conducted with 7 e-government pilot project managers. The findings of the survey indicated that while Waseda University Institute of e-Government and the United Nations had exposure to adequate information on e-govenrment development in Malaysia, the same cannot be said of the Centre of Public Policy, Brown University (US). It is vital that for an accelerated and resilient environment for the development of e-government in Malaysia, there must be an systematic and cohesive consolidation of e-government mechanisms such as regulations, capacity building, security measures and policy framework.
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Business Incubation in Malaysia: An Overview of Multimedia Super Corridor, Small and Medium Enterprises, and Incubators in Malaysia
MSC Malaysia is Malaysia’s national ICT initiative designed to attract world-class technology companies while grooming the local ICT industry.
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