MDeC tastes success with cluster programmes

KUALA LUMPUR: Local content development under the Creative Multimedia Cluster (CMC), a collection of visual effects, animation and mobile content programmes, has seen significant achievements in total sales.

Ng Wan Peng, chief operating officer of Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), reported that the programmes achieved total sales of RM6.07bil and export sales of RM363mil last year.

She was speaking at the launch of the Alcatel-Lucent Geek-The-Genius contest. In addition to that, she said, 9,183 jobs were created and 349 Intellectual Properties (IPs) were successfully registered.

The contribution of the CMC to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product totalled RM1.76bil for 2011.

These numbers are up from those in 2010, when MDeC recorded that the CMC enabled total sales of RM4.8bil and export sales of RM256mil, with 8,086 jobs created and 390 IPs registered. Ng said there are uncertainties in the global economy at present, but hoped that the successes achieved by the CMC would continue.

The CMC is positioned as a key driver in Malaysia’s move towards a knowledge-based economy. — GABEY GOH

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