Institutes of higher learning and local industries in Malaysia are being encouraged to conduct research and development in wireless and telecommunications technology through grants provided by the government.
KUALA LUMPUR, 19 May 2000 (Asia Pulse) -
Energy, Communications and Multimedia Minister Leo Moggie
said on Thursday this was to ensure that Malaysians did not become
mere users of technology but also players in
"There are vast opportunities to be tapped from this area
as the transformation into an information-based society and
economy takes place, where wireless and telecommunications
technology plays a very important role," he told reporters
after opening the 4th International Wireless and
Telecommunications Symposium/Exhibition (IWTS), in Petaling
Jaya, near here.
Moggie said the symposium could be used as a platform for
researchers and academicians to present their findings in the
IWTS is jointly organised by the Faculty of Electrical
Engineering, the Universiti Teknologi Mara and the Ministry of
Energy, Communications and Multimedia.
It was a platform for the dissemination of new findings,
trials and state-of-art surveys on wireless, telecommunications
and information technology, the organisers said.