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The National Innovation Model is designed to transform Malaysia into an innovation-led economy that promotes knowledge acquisition and a knowledge-economy, and which will infiltrate all fields from biotechnology and ICT to agriculture.
Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Malaysia
In 2009, Malaysia’s Multi-Media Super Corridor’s Creative Multimedia Cluster (CMC) of 190 companies recorded over USD1 billion in revenues and over USD60 million in exports, provided 7,028 jobs, spent over USD40million on R&D, and filed or protected 390 intellectual properties.
The Malay Mail
Malaysia’s internet penetration per 100 is 62, ahead of Brazil (33), China (22), India (6.9), Indonesia (13), the Philippines (6), Russia (32), Thailand (18) and Vietnam (23).
The Sourcing Line
Malaysia’s National Broadband Plan aims at increasing household broadband internet penetration from 26% to 50%, thereby enabling “Connected Government”, an initiative launched in 2007 for zero face-to-face interaction to boost information sharing, integration and interoperability amongst government bodies and the public.
Asia Pacific FutureGov
In a measure of high-tech exports as a percentage of all exports, Malaysia is 4th, ahead of Brazil (37), China (8), Germany (25), India (50), Indonesia (44), Singapore (5), South Korea (7), the UK (21) and the US (13).
Networked Readiness
With regard to the Government leading the introduction of new and advanced technology, Malaysia is ranked 9th, ahead of Australia (42), Brazil (60), China (13), Hong Kong (28), India (68), Indonesia (34), Japan (49), the Philippines (119), Russia (69), South Korea (15), Thailand (58) and Vietnam (11).
Ernst & Young
The National IT Agenda (NITA) expresses Malaysia’s commitment to using IT as a tool for education, and as a driver towards an equitable knowledge-based economy.
Multimedia Development Corporation
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation

The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (formerly known as Multimedia Development Corporation) a unique organization established to direct and oversee MSC Malaysia, the national ICT development initiative, by advising the Malaysian Government on legislation and policies, developing industry-specific practices and setting the standards for multimedia and digital operations. MDEC is also responsible for promoting MSC Malaysia locally and globally, whilst providing strategic support to MSC Malaysia Status Companies.

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