KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 25 (Bernama) — Malaysia is committed to be an active contributing member of the ASEAN Internet of Things (IoT) community, said Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Datuk Wildred Madius Tangau.
He said the IoT will lead to higher awareness of ASEAN’s surroundings and bring more cooperation, standardisation and harmonisation.
“All opportunities, including high-income jobs created by the IoT, should benefit all ASEAN member countries,” he said.
Madius said this in a statement in conjunction with the launch of ASEAN IoT Innovation Forum by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) here today.
IoT is expected to boost the information and communications technology sector in Malaysia by over four-fold by 2025.
Madius also launched the Collaborative Open Innovation Network (COIN), a multi-party network of government bodies, industry players and higher learning institutions, set up by MOSTI to build on the strengths of existing organisations.
“COIN involves 12 government agencies including the Prime Minister’s Department, Communications and Multimedia Ministry, International Trade and Industry Ministry, Finance Ministry and MOSTI to realise IoT in Malaysia.
“IoT is identified as one of the key technology areas under the 11th Malaysia Plan to enhance the productivity of key sectors such as agriculture, logistics, healthcare, environment, halal industry and advanced manufacturing,” Madius said.
“MOSTI will set up a steering committee with MIMOS as the implementation secretariat to ensure an effective execution of the National IoT Strategic Roadmap.
“An implementation plan is being developed to chart out key action plans and focus areas to kick-start the proliferation of IoT as a key industry,” he said.