PETALING JAYA : Malaysia's push to move forward in the digital economy must benefit all, said Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
"We talk about diversity and inclusiveness. I do not want this country to move forward while ignoring the plight of the poor. The poor and the marginalised are human beings," said the Port Dickson MP.
The PKR president added in his speech at the Digital Native Agenda (DNA23) Digital Dialogue Series on Funding Diversity that meritocracy must be part of any new programmes or reforms in this area.
DNA23 is aimed at recognising challenges and seizing opportunities in the digital world.
Anwar also said in his speech that the government should not forget the plight of the poor as it propels the country forward.
"There is strength in all of us, if we are given adequate opportunities. All these new sophisticated terms that we use - must be shared by every single citizen of our country. That is our vision," said Anwar.
He said that all racial groups as well as rural and urban communities must be recognised as a source of strength.
"Such efforts must also create a bond of unity among Malaysians rather than divide," he said.