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Malaysia, China sign MOU on digital telecommunications cooperation

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia and China signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on cooperation in digital telecommunications at the 2022 International Telecommunication Union Plenipotentiary Conference in Romania.

Minister for Communications and Multimedia Tan Sri Annuar Musa (Photo) He said the memorandum of understanding was signed by him and China’s Vice Minister of Industry and Information Technology Zhang Yunming.

“The fields of cooperation agreed by Malaysia and China under this MOU are related to 5G, digital economy and cyber security,” it said in a statement on Wednesday night (Sep 28).

He added that both countries are expected to explore potential cooperation in 5G application technology and foster partnerships in e-commerce, startup innovations, cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence, Internet of things, Internet applications and other digital technologies. .

Other forms of cooperation would be in terms of policies, standards, emergency response, data security technology, training and cyber security awareness.

Annuar said the cooperation is expected to add value to Malaysia when considering the rapid development of China’s information technology industry. Both countries would benefit from sharing knowledge and experience in the field of 5G, cybersecurity and the digital economy.

China’s assistance in sharing best practices, experience and knowledge through joint initiatives will help improve the speed and readiness of Malaysia’s cybersecurity ecosystem and national digitization efforts, especially in preparation for the Revolution era. Industry 4.0.

The commitments to exchange knowledge and best practices between the two countries would not only improve competitiveness and stimulate the growth of the national digital economy, but would also attract investment in human capital development and research, he added.

He said the cooperation would help Malaysia strengthen its digital economy and indirectly stimulate local digital economic growth and contribute to the national economy in the future, in line with the agenda of making Malaysia a hub of high-tech industry. – Bernama


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Selangor Sultan grants audience to Anwar

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PETALING JAYA: Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah of Selangor granted an audience to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim at Istana Bukit Kayangan, Shah Alam.

The matter was announced in a post on the Selangor Royal Office Facebook page on Tuesday (Dec 6).

Anwar was appointed prime minister on November 24, the publication added.


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Anwar: Don’t call me ‘papa’

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PETALING JAYA: Social media users have coined the term “PMX” for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (Photo), who has made it clear that he does not want to be called “dad” or by any other paternal nickname.

PMX refers to him as the country’s 10th Prime Minister, PM being the acronym for Prime Minister, while “X” is 10 in Roman numerals.

There have been several news articles and social media posts referring to the Tambun MP as PMX since the Yang di-Pertuan Agong took office on November 24.

On Tuesday (December 6), Anwar had

asked Malaysians not to call him dad after a netizen wished him “Good morning dad” on Twitter.

Anwar had responded with “Please don’t do that”.

Anwar, who is married to Datuk Seri MP Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail of Bandar Tun Razak, is called “dad” by his six children.

Anwar’s refusal to use a paternal nickname with the rakyat is considered to be a departure from the practice of former Prime Ministers Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob and Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who were comfortable presenting themselves as the father figure of the nation.

Ismail Sabri and Muhyiddin were referred to as “Pak Long” and “Abah” respectively.

A tech-savvy Anwar has always been active on social media, where he could be seen interacting and joking with netizens.

On December 4, Anwar, who is also the chairman of PKR and chairman of Pakatan Harapan, said that despite the increased responsibilities after assuming the country’s highest post, he will still find time to respond to tweets.

“Many complain that I rarely reply to tweets. The responsibility is increasing, but I still follow my friends’ comments on Twitterjaya. InshaAllah, I will try to find space and reply to all my friends’ tweets,” he said in a post.


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Don’t challenge me, Anwar tells Muhyiddin

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PUTRAJAYA: There were several processes and procedures that former Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyuddin Yassib did not follow, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

The prime minister said this includes the participation of companies linked to his relatives.

“I would like to remind Muhyiddin not to challenge me as it is clear that various processes and procedures were not followed,” he told the media after registering with the Finance Ministry on Monday (Dec 6).

Anwar, however, did not elaborate on the companies and the nature of the businesses they are involved in.

He said that while his intention was to focus on economic growth and people’s well-being, the matter needed to be addressed as it was being questioned.

He said certain parties had claimed they were clean.

“However, they are not, since it was found that there were approvals made without following the rules.

“This includes approvals made during the movement control order,” he said.

There have been calls for an ICR on government spending during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Muhyiddin, who is also the president of Perikatan Nasional, said he never embezzled or embezzled funds meant to help people and if he had, investigations would have started long ago.


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