NEW YORK: The government is embarking on an innovative digital economy framework that will culminate in the development of a Digital Malaysia Master Plan, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak here yesterday.
He said this was a centralised approach the country was adopting to harvest key opportunities arising from the global shift from analogue to digital. "With the rapid growth of broadband penetration to cover 100 per cent of all households by 2020, the Malaysian digital population is playing an increasingly significant role in the socio-economic development of the country," he said at the opening of the Global Science and Innovation Advisory Council (GSIAC) inaugural meeting at the New York Academy of Sciences.
The meeting was attended by 35 members, comprising well-known scientists and experts in various fields, including Ellis Rubinstein president and chief executive officer of the academy and a Pulitzer prize winner in science journalism.
Najib, who earlier launched the "Invest Malaysia New York 2011" forum at the New York Stock Exchange, said Digital Malaysia would accelerate growth across all sectors of the economy and create a climate conducive to innovation, investment and talent. "We will build an ecosystem that promotes the pervasive use of information and communications technology (ICT) in all aspects of the economy to create communities connected globally and interacting in real-time," he added.
Yoooo this is Najib in top form. An audience comprising of well-known (well-known to whom?) scientists and experts in various fields (what field? football field or padi field?) and in New York on top of everything else!
All the rights words are being used:
· Innovative digital economy framework (the only innovative approach here is to figure out how his cronies can get into the framework)
· Digital Malaysia Master Plan (how many Master Plan do we have?)
· Centralised approach (control by UMNO)
· Socio-economic development (another opportunity for the son of Ibrahim and Ketuanan Melayu!)
He is also building an “ecosystem that promotes the pervaise use of information & communications technology (ICT) in all aspects of the economy to create communities connected globally and interacting in real-time”….woooo now from where did all that mumbo jumbo come from? Is he using the loss-making troubled Tricubes to spearhead this? Aisehman Najib you got to get the framework right lah!
All thunder and bluster in New York, a bit of sight seeing with His Excellency the Raba Raba Ambassador and then it is back to KL and back to reality : What to do with the Three Stooges Datuk, how to rein in Taib in Sarawak, Altantuya, Teoh Beng Hock, Peristiwa di Port Dickson,....….and the biggest headache of it all for Najib……..DSAI!
No rest for the wicked!