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Panel to look into workings of cyber court
From Star Publications, Malaysia
9 February 1998
CYBERJAYA: The second 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
He said 80 of the companies were already operating and 23 setting up
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
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