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Malaysia launches Malaysia Digital, succeeding MSC Malaysia

Updated: Sep 28, 2022

Since the initial announcement of the Multimedia Super Corridor ("MSC") in 1996, the world has undergone significant transformations. For one, the technologies available to us now did not exist back then.

Additionally, many people and businesses did not feel comfortable using technology then. The MSC was an ICT-led programme designed to change all that, and it has been generally successful with its flagship applications such as Smart Schools and E-Government.

Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, the fourth prime minister of Malaysia, established MSC Malaysia, formerly known as the MSC, to turn Malaysia into a knowledge-based nation. The former prime minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, launched Digital Malaysia for the first time in May 2011: "to establish an ecosystem that supports the extensive use of ICT in all aspects of the economy to create internationally connected and real-time interactive communities."

Malaysia Digital (‘MD’) was eventually launched by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, on 4 July 2022.

The Guidelines on