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ICT Penetration in Malaysia

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Yee Moh Chai, State Minister of Resource Development and Information Technology Datuk, Malaysia, said that the broadband penetration rate in Sabah is one of the country's lowest, at 11.9 per 100 household.

State and federal governments have initiated several projects to enhance usage of information and communications technology (ICT), particularly among villagers in rural areas which includes project like : “e-Desa Kundasang” targeted at rural farmers in Kampung Bundu Tuhan. Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission have also implemented ICT-related community projects such as e-Community Centre in Kampung Sungai Damit, Tuaran; community broadband library in Kanibongan, Pitas; and community broadband centre in Kampung Sukau, Sandakan. These Community Broadband Centre was equipped with training facilities and a manager is engaged among the locals to run the centre.

These ICT initiatives in the rural area show a positive development with regard to broadband use.

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