PIKOM: Appointment of digital minister significant milestone in Malaysia's digital journey

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Tech Association of Malaysia (PIKOM) has welcomed the appointment of Gobind Singh Deo as the inaugural Minister of Digital calling it a significant milestone in Malaysia's digital journey, providing the necessary focus and resource to accelerate the nation's digital transformation.

"We have worked with Yang Berhormat Gobind before when he held his last ministerial post and his extensive experience will be invaluable in driving the growth and development of the technology sector," PIKOM chairman Ong Chin Seong said in a statement today.

The association said it looks forward to working with the Minister to enlarge the local market for information, communication and technology; improve digitalisation for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and the rural community and urban poor; increasing digital exports: and explore new markets.

PIKOM said the Ministry should work with industry stakeholders to develop strategies that promote the development of exportable products and services, and facilitate market access for Malaysian technology companies.

As well as explore potential new markets for Malaysian technology products and services.

This includes leveraging existing trade agreements and exploring emerging markets with high growth potential.

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