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Panel to look into workings of cyber court

From Star Publications, Malaysia
9 February 1998

CYBERJAYA: The second [14]Multimedia Super Corridor's International Advisory Panel meeting here on Thursday will discuss a wide range of issues, including the setting up of an international cyber court to enforce the cyber laws.

Director of Client Services, Multimedia Development Corporation (MDC) Dr Muhammad Ghazie Ismail said the two-day meeting will discuss the implications of such a court and ways to enforce the laws.

Members of the panel will also discuss the e-commerce and its future on a global perspective and also how to ensure sufficient security when a transaction through e-commerce takes place.

"As more people are getting connected to the Internet, e-commerce will have a good future. E-commerce will grow," he said in an interview.

Dr Muhammad said that the Digital Signature Act, passed by Parliament last year will also be on the agenda.

"This is basically about the issue of certification of authority and enforcement," he said.

On the issue of censorship, he said participants would present their views on self-censorship, for example how parents can censor information instead of the Censor Board.

He also said that to date a total of 103 companies were granted MSC status.

He said 80 of the companies were already operating and 23 setting up operations.

Of these, 35% were local companies, 26% local and foreign joint ventures and the rest, international companies.

European companies represent the biggest number with 11%, followed by Americans (10%), Japanese (5%) and others such as Indian and Singaporean companies (8%).

Total investments so far stands at RM1.9bil and expected to increase to RM2.8bil by 2003, Dr Muhammad said. Bernama

Copyright 1998 [29]Star Publications (M) Bhd (No: 10894-D). All rights reserved

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