Additional Digital Economy Centres to Meet the State’s Needs

A total of 19 more Digital Economy Centres (DEC) will be established in the state to meet the needs of the state legislative assemblies.

Previously there were 66 DEC in Perak, which was part of an initiative of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission to increase the rate of broadband penetration to be in line with the National Broadband Plan.

The chairman of the state Youth, Sports, Communication and Multimedia Committee, Khairul Shahril Mohamed, said they are in the final stages of discussion for the implementation of these new additions.

“In Perak there are a number of state assemblies that still do not have DEC. I also suggested in a recent meeting that it should not be that each state assembly strictly only has one DEC. If there is need for more than that because of the current needs of the community, then we need to add more.

Khairul Shahril said with the addition of the centre, they would be able to fulfill the state’s desire to bridge the digital gap between urban and rural communities.

“It can be used by all groups, regardless of age. Especially for entrepreneurs, students and teachers.

By Rosli Mansor Ahmad Razali

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