Govt to intensify digitalisation to revive country’s economy following Covid-19 pandemic, says Muhyiddin

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  • Monday, 07 Dec 2020

PUTRAJAYA: The government will intensify its focus on digitalisation to help spearhead the country's post-Covid-19 economic revival, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

The Prime Minister said one of the areas that will be given emphasis is the development of small and medium (SME) enterprises, especially those trying their hand in e-commerce.

“In facing the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the government has taken an inclusive approach in ensuring the economic survival of the people.

“This includes efforts to strengthen the digitisation agenda, which is one of the main pillars of the Shared Prosperity 2030 vision.

“This digitisation process will be intensified and focus will be given to the development of the digital economy to boost the country’s economic growth after Covid-19.

“Measures to boost the growth of our SMEs will continue to be given priority. This is especially looking at today’s online buying trends, which is a potential for SMEs to grow rapidly.

“We want to simplify the digitisation process among traders, ” said Muhyiddin in his speech at the launch of the MalaysiaBiz portal on Monday (Dec 7).

Conducted virtually, the launch was broadcast on the Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit’s (Mampu) Facebook page.

Muhyiddin said the MalaysiaBiz portal will serve as a “one stop centre” that eases the registration of online businesses as well as licensing applications.

“The aim of the MalaysiaBiz portal is to create a trade-friendly environment, which would in turn encourage competitiveness and also spur the growth of the domestic economy.

“I am confident that the objective of this portal can be fulfilled and at the same time complement the government’s digitisation agenda, ” said Muhyiddin.

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