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Government committed to creating a technology literate society – PM

The use of digitization and communication technology in life is not a new phenomenon in the 22nd century.

The development and exposure of these digitization skills is very important given that the dependence on virtual information sources is becoming more widespread and in high demand.

Accordingly, the government always prioritizes this development and remains committed to creating a technology-savvy society.

This follows when the country is entering the era of Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR 4.0) and heading towards a high-income country.

The Prime Minister, said that the digital literacy possessed today represents a small part of the knowledge compared to what will be present in the future, which will see the job market requiring highly skilled, creative and critical thinking individuals.

“This is because in Industrial Revolution 4.0, all human daily affairs will depend a lot on the latest technology such as robotic automation that was created specifically to optimize human needs and comfort.

“The use of this cutting-edge technology brings new challenges to all sectors in this country that require them to change along with the digital transformation to remain competitive,” he said.

To ensure digital literacy is successful, Ismail Sabri said, the government implements various initiatives and assistance including to the B40 group so that no party is left behind in the current of technological development.

For example, Ismail Sabri referred to the implementation of the PerantiSiswa program, which is the provision of high-quality tablets to approximately 400,000 eligible students to ensure that B40 students do not fall behind in learning methods post-pandemic.

In addition, the government also introduced various initiatives to bridge the digital divide among the youth as well as the gap between urban and rural residents, with Ismail Sabri assuring that the digital literacy agenda can be improved if the government continues to lead the country from now on.

Among the initiatives for the youth, Ismail Sabri took the example of the e-Startup initiative of RM200 to two million youth and full-time students and RM100 to the M40 group while the implementation of the National Digital Interconnection (JENDELA) Phase 2 will provide 100 percent Internet coverage in populated areas.

“The implementation of the Rural Internet Project by optimizing the electrical cable network also provides high-speed broadband facilities to more than 60,000 rural residents in addition to Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB) will expand the 5G network throughout the country, allowing future citizens to enjoy faster Internet speeds and Internet access 5G which is cheaper,” he said.

Touching specifically on Bera, the incumbent of the Bera parliamentary seat said as of the third quarter of this year, 95.9 percent of populated areas have received 4G coverage, with broadband services provided by telecommunications companies Maxis and Telekom Malaysia (TM) in addition to six companies providing cellular services namely Celcom , Digi, Maxis, U Mobile and Unifi Mobile.

“Bera also gets broadcast coverage of myFreeview, which is Malaysia’s free digital television broadcast that offers popular television and radio channels without any payment or subscription fee,” he said.


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