TAWAU: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) plans to establish 177 more Keluarga Malaysia Digital Economy Centres (PEDi) in state constituencies that do not have such centres.
Communications and Multimedia Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Mohammad Mentek said currently there were 911 PEDi nationwide which could help give a new boost to the people's economy.
"It is the desire of the ministry, especially its minister (Tan Sri Annuar Musa) to establish these PEDi to enable all communities to benefit from the facilities provided at the centres.
"PEDi is to train small and medium-sized entrepreneurs...people only need to pay RM5 once in their lifetime. We also place teaching staff from various agencies under the ministry to assist with advisory services," he said after visiting the PEDi in Taman Sri Titingan here on Wednesday (Sept 28).
Mohammad urged the community to take advantage of PEDi to learn as well as increase the family's source of income.
"At PEDi we can learn information and communications technology (ICT), as well as how to use computers, social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, and online product marketing strategies.
"It has been proven that there have been entrepreneurs who had taken advantage of PEDi and started successful businesses on the e-commerce platform thus generating multiple and high incomes," he said. - Bernama