in Malaysia, the
MSC Malaysia or formerly known as
Multimedia Super Corridor is a Government
initiative, which is supposed to leapfrog Malaysia into the information and knowledge age.
originally included an area of approximately 15x50 km² which
stretched from the Petronas Twin Towers to the Kuala Lumpur
International Airport and also included the towns of Putrajaya and Cyberjaya.
It has expanded to include the entire
on 7 December 2006.
Purpose and Functions
MSC Malaysia (formerly known as the Multimedia Super Corridor) is a
Malaysian initiative for the global information and communication
technology (ICT) industry.
Conceptualized in 1996, MSC Malaysia hosts more than 900
multinationals, foreign-owned and home-grown Malaysian companies
focused on multimedia and communications products, solutions,
services and; research and development. Opposition politicians,
such as Lim Kit Siang, have questioned these figures.
Read more: http://www.mscmalaysia.my/topic/Businesses
MSC Malaysia Status
MSC Malaysia status is the recognition by the Malaysian Government
through MDeC for companies that participate and undertake its ICT
activities in MSC Malaysia. MSC Malaysia-status companies enjoy a
set of incentives and benefits from the Malaysian Government backed
by the ten Bill of Guarantees. However, these benefits and
incentives have come at a high investment cost, for example, until
December 2006, companies had to be registered within the corridor,
pushing up rents and real estate costs in an otherwise undesirable
patch of real estate. The Bill of Guarantees has also been watered
down in subsequent legislation, particularly the Communications and
Multimedia Act 1998, which, for example watered down the guarantee
against internet censorship. In the recent past, the Act itself has
been used to censor the internet.
MSC Malaysia status is awarded to both local and foreign companies
that develop or use multimedia technologies to produce or enhance
their products and services and for process development. Applicant
companies must meet the qualifying criteria and successful
companies must observe the conditions attached to MSC Malaysia
To qualify for MSC Malaysia status, applicants must meet the
- Be a provider or heavy user of multimedia products and
- Employ a substantial number of knowledge workers.
- Provide technology transfer and/or contribute towards the
development of MSC Malaysia or support Malaysia's k-economy
- Establish a separate legal entity for MSC Malaysia qualifying
multimedia business and activities.
- Locate in a MSC Malaysia designated cybercities.
- Comply with environmental guidelines.
Non-qualifying activities refer to activities that involve:
- Manufacturing - Activity referring to the production of goods
in large quantities, usually undertaken in a factory
- Trading - Activity of buying and selling especially
off-the-shelf hardware and software.
- Consultancy - Activity that is primarily providing professional
advice and not tied to any new multimedia application developed
in-house by the applicant.
Having qualified for MSC Malaysia status, companies are expected to
operate according to the following conditions to maintain this
- From date of approval, any unincorporated MSC Malaysia-Status
company must complete business registration of the proposed company
within one month; commence operations within six months. Any
changes to the approved MSC Malaysia-qualifying activities must
receive prior approval from MDeC.
- Locate MSC Malaysia-status company's headquarters and/or
principal work activities of the MSC Malaysia-qualifying
activities, in a MSC Malaysia designated cybercity within six
months from the date of approval. Some of the notable cybercity
includes Cyberjaya and quite recently the Penang cybercity
(http://www.msc-status.com). The building that companies choose
locate should be located in these cybercities.
- Ensure that at all times at least 15% of the total number of
employees (excluding support staff) of MSC Malaysia-status company
are knowledge workers.Continuously comply with MSC Malaysia's
environmental guidelines as stipulated in: a) Environmental
Guidelines for MSC Malaysia Investor's Guide, b)Physical Planning
Guidelines for MSC Malaysia September 2000, c)Urban Design
Guidelines for Cyberjaya, September 2000 (for companies locating in
- Comply with all such statutory, regulatory and/or licensing
requirements as may be applicable.
In an increasingly demanding, competitive and sophisticated global
market, MSC Malaysia Status Companies are also being given the
advantage in taking part in the [MSC Malaysia Capability
Development Programme (CDP)
which is designed to help local ICT organisations to maximise their
potentials by adopting global good practices and process
improvements. CDP introduces a systematic approach in the delivery
of products and services and prepares companies into the next phase
of growth.CDP's programmes to empower local companies are aimed at
enabling them to focus on their core competency and hone their
competitive edge. This is in line with the MSC Malaysia initiatives
in catalysing wealth creation for the nation.At present there are
11 organisational development programmes offered together with a
new initiative for individual capability development launched early
this year called the “Get IT Certified” campaign. This initiative
focuses on improving the skills of ICT professionals in Malaysia in
delivering world-class services.CDP not only assists companies and
individuals in achieving these certifications more cost-effectively
(nearly 50% cost reduction) but it also enables additional benefits
from monthly dialogues, seminars, clinics and workshops developed
to gear the MSC Malaysia status companies to achieve certifications
that would ensure business continuity.
The MSC Malaysia Flagship Applications
The MSC Malaysia Flagship Applications consists five type of
The Electronic Government initiative was launched to "lead the
country into the Information Age". It aims to improve both how the
government operates internally as well as how it delivers services
to the people of Malaysia. It seeks to improve the convenience,
accessibility and quality of interactions with citizens and
businesses; simultaneously, it should improve information flows and
processes within government to improve the speed and quality of
policy development, coordination and enforcement.
The seven pilot projects of the Electronic Government Flagship
Application are as follows;
- Project Monitoring System (SPP II)
- Human Resource Management Information System (HRMIS)
- Generic Office Environment (GOE)
- Electronic Procurement (EP)
- Electronic Services (E-Services)
- Electronic Labour Exchange (ELX)
The National Multipurpose Card seeks to develop a single and common
platform for a Multipurpose Card (MPC) that will enable the
government and private application providers to implement smart
card solutions without duplications of effort and investment.
Initially, the MPC is implemented through the GMPC and PMPC
projects. As a result, MyKad and Bankcard are the products
developed for the GMPC and PMPC initiatives.
It has been a controversial application, given civil society
concerns about privacy and the lack of protection of private data
under Malaysian law, and there have been serious concerns about the
safety of data stored on the card.
The objectives of the MPC Flagship Application are:
- To provide the government and payment application, and other
future applications on a single MPC platform;
- To provide enhanced services to customers; and
- To enhance security and convenience of existing and new
applications delivered on the MPC platform.
MyKad was developed by the National Registration Department (JPN)
and private ICT developers that create a common platform for smart
card solutions. The card is embedded with a security enhanced 64K
microprocessor chip that is multifunctional across varying systems.
MyKad applications are:
- National ID.
- Driving License.
- Passport Information.
- Health Information.
- Touch 'n Go.
- MEPS Cash.
- Public Key Infrastructure.
The GMPC project is developed in two phases – the initial pilot
roll-out for an estimated population of 2 millions in the Kuala
Lumpur, Klang valley and MSC Malaysia area followed by a national
roll-out. The project issued 2.59 million cards in the Klang Valley
as of October 2002.
As one of the Multimedia Super Corridor Flagship Applications, the
development and implementation of the chip based Bankcard began in
2000 with the Malaysian Electronic Payment System (1997) Sdn. Bhd.
(MEPS) at the helm working together with domestic banking
institutions. Bank Negara Malaysia served as the lead agency whose
primary function is to facilitate the implementation. The Bankcard
will spur the vision of promoting electronic payment in the
country. Initially the Bankcard will contain three payment
- MEPS Cash.
Under this initiative of implementing multiple payment applications
onto a single smart card, the domestic banking institutions
pioneered the chip based electronic purse during the Commonwealth
Games (SUKOM) in September 1998. The full implementation of the
PMPC project (ATM, e-Debit and MEPS Cash) commenced in early 2001.
In August 2002, several domestic banking institutions began their
pilot rollout by issuing the Bankcard to their staff and the
public. On 28 February 2003, the Bankcard was officially
The Malaysian Smart School Flagship was premised on the strong
belief that information and communication technology is a key
enabler to imparting the learning desire to all. This has come
under criticism by the Opposition leader Lim Kit Siang, who has
drawn attention to the number of national schools that still lack a
reliable electricity supply.
It was implemented on a Pilot basis between 1999 and 2002.
Since the early 1970s, the Malaysian Government introduced various
initiatives to facilitate a wider adoption of ICT to boost
capabilities in every field including education. The history of the
Smart School Project is rooted in the two-pronged objectives of the
flagship, which are:
- To jumpstart the MSC Malaysia towards:
- Building a knowledge-based economy.
- Contributing to the growth of the ICT industry.
- Creating a pool of talent resulting in high-value job
- To prepare the citizens for the information age through an
innovative education delivery process.
The Concept Requests for Proposals (CRFP) process was used for the
first time ever in the country to establish partnerships between
the government of Malaysia and the private sector to help
conceptualise plan and implement the Flagship Applications of the
Multimedia Super Corridor. In July 1997, the Prime Minister
launched the Smart School Flagship Application documents to invite
proposals for solutions from the private sector within and outside
The Telehealth initiative aims to keep people in the ‘wellness’
paradigm, through the seamless availability of health information
and virtual health services thus transforming the way healthcare
services are delivered and accessed. Definition of Telehealth is a
multimedia network linking all players to provide products and
services in health care.
The four Telehealth Flagship Application pilot projects are:
- Teleconsultation (TC).
- Mass Customised / Personalised Health Information and Education
- Lifetime Health Plan (LHP).
- Continuing Medical Education (CME).
Since 1996, one of the MSC Malaysia's key strategic thrusts has
been emphasized on the development of Malaysian ICT Small and
Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Its approach has been to catalyze a
highly competitive cluster of Malaysian ICT / Multimedia and other
strategic high technology companies which can become world-class
over time. The SMEs are seen as substantial contributors to
economic growth as they create new wealth and job opportunities in
the knowledge-based economy. As a result of MSC Malaysia
initiatives, as of 31 July 2005, there were 3,413 Malaysian ICT
SMEs compared to fewer than 300 in 1996.
In recognising the need to further enhance the MSC Malaysia’s
efforts to develop Malaysian SMEs in strategic high technology
industries, such as ICT, Multimedia, Biotechnology and other life
science industries, the Government launched the Technopreneur
Development Flagship (TDF) in
November 2001. The lead agency driving the Flagship is the Ministry
of Energy, Communications and Multimedia with Multimedia
Development Corporation acting as the implementing agency for the
The core objectives of the Flagship are:
- To spawn and nurture a critical mass of strategic high
technology industries such as ICT, Multimedia, Biotechnology and
other life science start-ups.
- To facilitate the growth of existing ICT SMEs into world-class
In order to create more Technopreneurs in Malaysia, on December
2006 MSC started a RM80million (approx USD 25 million) Technopreneur Pre-Seed
where MSC offers up to RM150k of conditional
funding to develop viable business plans into commercially focused
ICT projects with prototype and detailed business plans suitable
for venture funding and commercializa
- 2 April - Nippon Telegraph and
Telephone Corporation (NTT) agrees to set up research and
development (R&D) operations within the MSC Malaysia.
- 6 May - The Seventh Malaysia
Plan is launched with special incentives for the MSC
- 28 May - The Prime Minister goes on a working visit to the
United States to promote the concept of the MSC Malaysia.
- 5 June - The Multimedia Development
Corporation (MDeC) is set up to oversee the implementation of
the MSC Malaysia.
- 20 June - The Prime Minister visits the headquarters of
Microsoft in Seattle, Washington, to garner support for the MSC
- 2 July - Final report on the concept and implementation of the
MSC Malaysia is submitted to the Prime Minister.
- 4 July - Telekom Malaysia
appointed as sole provider of the backbone infrastructure for the
- 1 August - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir launches the MSC
Malaysia at the inaugural Multimedia Asia Conference and
Exhibition’ 96. He also launches the MDeC, to be established with a
board of 11 directors.
- 6 August - The cabinet directs the implementation of key
infrastructural requirements of the MSC Malaysia, including the
backbone network, the telecommunications network, cyberlaws, the
Bill of Guarantees, and the hiring of knowledge workers.
- 1 September - The Prime Industries Minister Secretary General,
the late Tan Sri Dato Dr. Othman Yeop Abdullah is appointed
Chairman of MDeC.
- 14 September - MDeC begins operations.
- 2 October - The Malaysian Cabinet directs the Ministry of
Education to prepare for the establishment of the Multimedia
- 12 December - The first Implementation Council Meeting (ICM)
chaired by the Prime Minister
- 13 January - The then Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir heads an
investment mission to the United States of America and Japan, and
holds meetings with world IT leaders including Bill Gates, Scott
McNeally, James Barksdale, Eckhard Pfeifer, Stan Shih, John
Chambers and Nobuyuki Idei.
- 16 January - The International Advisory Panel (IAP) for the MSC
Malaysia met for its first meeting chaired by Tun Dr. Mahathir
Mohamad at the Gates Building of Stanford University, California,
- 21 January - The Prime Minister continues MSC Malaysia
promotional trip with three-day working tour to Japan to promote
- 12 March - Cabinet announces decision to have University
Telekom or Unitele set up its multimedia faculty in the country’s
first intelligent city, Cyberjaya, marking the beginnings of the
- April - The Digital Signature Act 1997, Copyright Act 1987
(Amendments), Computer Crimes Act 1997 and Telemedicine Act 1997
are passed by Parliament.
- 17 May - The Prime Minister performs the Groundbreaking
ceremony at Cyberjaya, officially launching Malaysia’s first
- 20 May - An MSC Malaysia delegation heads for Europe. The Prime
Minister delivers a keynote address at the Imperial College,
London, and has a roundtable discussion with 25 CEOs from Europe’s
leading multimedia companies. An MSC Malaysia delegation heads for
Europe. The Prime Minister also meets with and
promotes the MSC Malaysia to the Prime Minister of Britain,
Tony Blair, at No. 10 Downing Street. In Eindhoven and Stockholm, Dato Leo
Moggie, Minister of Energy, Telecommunication and Posts and Tan Sri
Dato’ Abdul Halim Ali, Chief Secretary to the Government, meet CEOs
to firm up relations between the MSC Malaysia and IT leaders in
Europe. In Eindhoven, Malaysia is invited to join the Advanced
Networked Cities and Regions Association (ANCARA) as its seventh
member. The MSC Malaysia delegation also signs
several government with IT companies in Portugal, Switzerland, Germany and France.
- 25 June - In Hungary, the MDeC signs a Memorandum of
Understanding with Infopark. Another MDeC delegation heads for
California for a presentation to the Entertainment and Media Asia
1997 Conference organized by the Asia Society. The MDeC makes a
presentation to Global Knowledge 1997 in Canada.
- 26 July - The Prime Minister launches the Concept Request For
Proposals (CRFPs) for the Flagship Applications, namely Electronic
Government, Multi-Purpose Card, Smart Schools and
- 29 October - Datuk Law Hieng Ding, Minister of Science,
Technology and Environment, launches the MSC Malaysia Research and
Development Grant Scheme (MGS)
- 18th – 19 February - The Second International Advisory Panel
Meeting, chaired by the then Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir
Mohamad was held at Cyberview Lodge.
- 16 July - Redtone Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (formerly known as
VMS Technology Sdn Bhd) becomes the first MSC Malaysia Research and
Development Grant (MGS) recipient.
- 22 October - The first E-Government project, Project Monitoring
System (SPP II) was launched.
- 12 November - Launch of Knowledge Workers Exchange (KWX) at
Mines Beach Resort, Kuala Lumpur.
- 12 November - Launch of Global Schools Network at Education
Technology Division, Ministry of Education, Kuala Lumpur.
- 15 February - Signing ceremony for the establishment of the
Asia-Pacific MSC Malaysia Information Technology and
Telecommunications Award (APMITTA) between MDeC, Australia-based
Asia Pacific Information Technology and Telecommunications Awards
and Asia-Pacific Information Technology Awards of Malaysia. APMITTA
is now currently known as MSC Malaysia-APICTA (MSC Malaysia Asia
Pacific ICT Awards)
- 29 June - Launch of Smart Labs of MDeC-adopted schools –
Sekolah Menengah Dengkil and Sekolah Kebangsaan Dengkil – by Dato
Seri Mohd Najib Tun Hj. Abdul Razak, Minister of Education.
- 8 July - Official opening of Cyberjaya – Malaysia’s Premier
Intelligent City by the Prime Minister
- 8th – 10 July - 3rd MSC
Malaysia International Advisory Panel Meeting at MDeC Headquarters,
Cyberjaya, chaired by the then Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir.
Official opening of Multimedia University by the PM. Official
opening of NTT MSC Malaysia Research and Development Centre in
Cyberjaya by the PM.
- 27 July - Official opening of MSC Malaysia Central Incubator by
Minister of Entrepreneur Development , Dato Mustapa Mohamad at the
MSC Malaysia Central Incubator, Cyberjaya.
- 5 August - Signing ceremony at MDeC Headquarters, Cyberjaya, of
an MoU between MDeC and Ceylinco Consolidated Ltd. Of Sri Lanka for
mutual cooperation and assistance in the development and setting up
of information technology industry and/or technology park in Sri
- 7 August - Signing ceremony at MDeC Headquarters, Cyberjaya, of
a MoU between MDeC and Ajman University of Science and Technology,
United Arab Emirates, for collaboration in Education, Technology
- 20 January - Telemedicine signing ceremony between MSC Malaysia
and the Ministry of Health, witnessed by Health Minister Dato Chua
- 23 May - The e-Services project was launched with online
services for utilities, e.g: TNB and Telekom bill payments and
checking JPJ/ PDRM summons.
- 25 May - MSC Malaysia International Cyberlaws Conference.
- 27 June - Launching of the pilot of the Malaysian National
Digital Library (mylib) at MSC Malaysia Headquarters, Cyberjaya.
MSC Malaysia Techventures Forum II
- 28th – 29 August - Korean Information
Technology Symposium. MoU signing ceremony between MDeC and
Institute of Multimedia Contents and Software.
- 5 September - The World’s 1st Multipurpose Smart Card issued to
then PM, Tun Dr. Mahathir during MSC Malaysia Expo 2000.
- 7th – 8 September - 4th International Advisory Panel
- 8th – 10 September - The 1st MSC Malaysia Expo, held at the
Mines exhibition Centre, Kuala Lumpur.
- 23 August - 500th MSC Malaysia-Status company certificate
presentation to Biodata Information Technology (M) Sdn. Bhd.
- 5 September - Government Multipurpose Smart Card (GMPC) brand
MyKad officially launched by the then Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk
Seri Abdullah Hj Ahmad Badawi
- 29 January - Official Announcement - Renaming of APMITTA (Asia
Pacific MSC Malaysia IT & T Award) to MSC Malaysia - APICTA
(MSC Malaysia Asia Pacific ICT Awards)
- 15 July - Launching of Smart School Training for Teachers from
Lao PDR, Myanmar and the Philippines
- 23 July - MoU Signing Ceremony between MDeC & PIKOM
(Persatuan Industri Komputer dan Multimedia Malaysia) for bid of
- 5th - 7 September - 6th
International Advisory Panel Meeting (IAP)
September - Launch of the MSC Malaysia Flagship Centre (now known
as MSC Malaysia Innovation Centre) comprising Creative Application
Development Centre (CADC) and Solution and Assessment Development
Centre (SADC) in Cyberjaya.
- 28 September - "Dengkil Project Integration, Handover Ceremony"
to Ministry of Education
- 6 February - National Incubator Network Meeting - Inaugural
- 28 February - The Bankcard is officially launched by the
- 3 March - Launching of the Smart Community International
Network SCIN) in Cyberjaya. The MSC Malaysia is one of four founding
members of SCIN which included Kenniswijk
(Netherlands), Stockholm (Sweden) and
- 1 May - Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Othman Yeop Abdullah’s (former
Executive Chairman) last working day in MDeC
- 16 June - YBhg Tan Sri Abdul Halim Ali is appointed as the
Chairman of MDeC
- 15 July - Official announcement of Malaysia to host the World
Congress on Information Technology (WICT) 2008
- 1 September - YBhg Datuk Dr Mohamed Arif Nun was appointed as
CEO of MDeC
- 4 September - 7th MSC Malaysia-International Advisory Panel
- 5 September - MSC Malaysia-Launch of Phase II (In Phase 1
(1996-2003), the MSC Malaysia was successfully created. Every
milestone set for Phase 1 was surpassed. In Phase 2, a web of
similar corridors will be established in Malaysia, and a global
framework of cyberlaws will be passed)
- 4 November - Dato’ Seri Law Hieng Ding, Minister of Science,
Technology and the Environment, launches the MSC Malaysia Strategic
Thrust Areas in Research (MSC Malaysia STAR), spin-off from MGS
(MSC Malaysia R&D Grant Scheme). BT Multimedia (M) Sdn Bhd
becomes the first STAR recipient.
- 5 February - MDeC signs MOU with the India’s National
Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM). The MOU aims to catalyse IT trade between
India and Malaysia and encourage bilateral trade ties especially in
the ICT and IT Enabled services as well as in the content
- 28 March - The current Prime Minister YAB Dato’ Seri Abdullah
Hj. Ahmad Badawi announces the new Cabinet reshuffle, restructuring of the
Ministry of Energy, Communications and Multimedia into Ministry of
Energy, Water and Communications. MDeC is subsequently gazetted as
one the agencies under the revived Ministry of Science, Technology
and Innovations, in which all ICT related matters have been set
under the purview of MOSTI, previously known as the Ministry of
Science, Technology and Environment.
- 3 July - The launch of the MyMalaysiaMyMSC Malaysia programme
and The MSC Malaysia Next Leap at the Kuala Lumpur City Centre
(KLCC). The MyMalaysia My MSC Malaysia is a nationwide program, to
educate the masses on how MSC Malaysia can enrich their lives. The
launch of the MSC Malaysia Next Leap,will cover the period 2004 –
2010. With the achievement of Phase 1, The Next Leap will focus on
rolling out the initiative to the rests of the country. The Prime
Minister officially announces the decision to roll out the MSC
Malaysia initially to Penang and Kulim High Tech, as well as 10,000
schools to be made into “Smart Schools” within 2 years time.
- 2 – 4 September
8th IAP Meeting - 2 fresh elements were added to the IAP Meeting –
the MSC Malaysia Technopreneur Forum and the MSC Malaysia Creative
Multimedia Week. The meeting was also divided into 2 parts: The IAP
Meeting and Breakout Sessions. For the first time, it was chaired
by the Prime Minister, YAB Dato’ Seri Abdullah Hj. Ahmad Badawi and
held for the first time at Putrajaya.
- 28 – 30
September - The MyMalaysia My MSC Malaysia @ Terengganu at
Berang and Bukit Payung,
Besut respectively, which is a first campaign
to be held outside of Kuala Lumpur. This effort of bringing
the MSC Malaysia to the wider community is an exemplary method of
how the rest of the country, especially the rural areas could
experience first hand the benefits of the MSC Malaysia and in turn
educate the younger generation as to the importance of ICT to
better enable them to excel in life.
- 1 December - The official opening of Malaysia-MSC Malaysia
Representative Office in Dalian, China. Since the first visit of
the Mayor of Dalian in December 2003, a total of 23 MSC Malaysia
Status companies have signed MOU or MOA with Chinese
December - Official launching of the 2nd MSC Malaysia
Representative Office in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This would strengthen our position where it
is hoped that these establishments would capture the Middle East and Asia
Pacific market in our bid to export and promote the MSC
Malaysia products and services globally.
- 29 January - The successful roll-out of the MSC Malaysia,
marked by the official declaration by the Prime Minister on the
conferment of the MSC Malaysia cybercity status to the Penang
- 1 July - The Malaysia Brunei Frequent Traveler Card is
established. The use of MyKad at Sabah / Sarawak entry points pave
the way for automation and integration, which was previously done
manually since 1963.
- 28 March - Launch of Malaysia Research & Education Network
(MYREN) to proliferate the R&D capacity amongst the Malaysian
- 29 March - MDeC signs a collaboration agreement with Creative
Commons, a San Francisco-based non-profit organization that enables
copyright holders to grant some of their rights to the public while
retaining others through a variety of licensing and contract
schemes. Malaysia is the first South-East Asian country to embrace
the Creative Commons initiative.
- 1 May - Appointment of MDeC new Board of Directors
- 23 May - MDeC signs a MoU with the Korean Culture and Content
Agency (KOCCA) where a strong collaboration had been sealed
with one of the world’s largest cultural content exporter.
- 15 June - MDeC signs MoU with Software Engineering Institute,
Carnegie Mellon University for mutual cooperation in the ICT
development through best practices such as SEI CMMI.
- 25-26 June - Grand
launch of the MSC Malaysia ICT Recruitment Fair held at the
Putrajaya International Convention
Centre. Over 11,000 job seekers thronged in to the
Fair and over 7,000 on-the-spot interviews conducted to fulfill the
3,500 odd jobs offered by 70 MSC Malaysia Status companies.
- 7th June 2005 - Deloitte
Consulting launches a White Paper entitled “Malaysia’s Edge in the
Fast Evolving Outsource Space” where it highlighted the findings of
its benchmarking exercise on outsourcing locations in the Asia
Pacific region that clearly favours Kuala Lumpur as the preferred
hub for companies to locate their off-shore shared service
- 8-10 September
- The 9th MSC Malaysia International Advisory Panel Meeting (IAP) -
held for the first time outside the central MSC Malaysia zone in
its latest MSC Malaysia
Cybercity - Bayan
Penang’s Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr. Koh Tsu
Koon addressed the meeting promoting Penang as an attractive
location for MSC Malaysia Status Companies and potential
- 13-15 September - Malaysia hosts
the Global Public Policy Conference (GPPC), jointly organized by
MDeC, PIKOM and ASLI. This
is the first time the GPPC was hosted in Asia.
- 13 December - The Government Portal (www.gov.my) was launched
by KSN in conjunction of CIO conference.
- 31 Dec - Retirement of Y Bhg Datuk Dr Mohamed Arif Nun, MDeC
- 16 January - Appointment of Encik Badlisham Ghazali as new CEO
February - The KL
Sentral building is awarded a new status, that of a
Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC Malaysia) Cybercentre. The
MSC Malaysia Cybercentre is defined as a building or complex with
basic enabling environment offering the (or partial of) 10-point
MSC Malaysia Bill of Guarantees.
- 16 February - Penang MSC Malaysia Cybercity was awarded the ISO
9001:2000, making it the pioneer ISO certified MSC Malaysia
- 20 February - Thailand's Software Industry Promotion Agency
(SIPA) and Malaysia's Multimedia Development Corp (MDeC) signs an
MoU for greater collaboration between the digital content
industries of each country, embracing computer games, feature films
- 7 April - Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Abdullah Hj. Ahmad Badawi
launches the MSC Malaysia 10th Anniversary celebrations and the MSC
Malaysia Creative Multimedia Content Initiative. During the event,
the PM reveals the new refreshed brand identities for the MSC
Malaysia and MDeC. From this date onwards, the MSC is called MSC
Malaysia and MDC is re-branded as MDeC.
- 7 December - The Klang Valley
metropolitan area has been given Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC)
status area by the Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. The award of
these Cybercentres will be given on a stage-by-stage basis, where
the first Klang Valley awarded Cybercentre is the Plaza Sentral in
the heart of KL Sentral.
- 17 - 19 May - 10th International Advisory Panel (IAP) meeting
was held in the Putrajaya International Convention Centre. 28 IAP
members from all over the world attended to advise the Prime
Minister of Malaysia on the global development of Information and
Communications Technology (ICT).