E-passport for Thais planned


  • Business
  • Friday, 01 Aug 2003

BY DAVID TAN IN LANGKAWI

MULTIMEDIA Development Corp Sdn Bhd (MDC) will work with the National Electronic & Computer Technology Centre (Nectec) to develop e-passport which will facilitate Thailand and Malaysian immigration. 

“MDC will work with Nectec to transfer the e-passport platform used in Malaysia to Thailand,” MDC senior vice-president Dr Muhammad Ghazie said. 

He added that there were five other areas of collaboration with Nectec. 

Ghazie was speaking to Starbiz at the sidelines of the Technology and Business Partnership Dialogue 2003 in Langkawi. 

He said MDC would also work with Nectec on the development and implementation of the general multi-purpose card in Thailand. 

“We will explore potential research and development cooperation on smart card integrated circuit chip and other related products,” he added. 

Ghazie said MDC and Nectec would develop the next generation Internet, Internet protocol version 6, to connect Thailand and Malaysia. 

“We will explore developing a world class network matching the aggregated needs of Asia's Academic Network, advanced test-beds for integration and validation of next generation computers, networking, applications and services,” he added. 

Ghazie said the collaboration with Nectec would focus on promoting electronic commerce for adoption in local enterprises in Malaysia and Thailand. 

“Besides local enterprises, we will promote the adoption of electronic commerce for government e-procurement and trade electronic data interchange,” he said. 

According to Ghazie, MDC and Nectec will also work on exchanging information and experience on the development, implementation and harmonization of cyber-laws. 

“We will cooperate in software and content development for broadband and satellite applications. 

“We will also build up partnership in the software sector to explore third country market opportunities,” he said. 

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