Initiative to boost online trade, new tech while aiding recovery efforts


PETALING JAYA: The RM100mil government allocation to establish a National Technology and Innovation Sandbox will drive the digitalisation of businesses in the economic recovery effort, say various stakeholders.

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said as part of the Short-Term Economic Revival Plan (Penjana), the sandbox – to be helmed by the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry – would allow the ministry more regulatory leeway while testing new technologies such as deliveries using drones and self-driving cars, for example.

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