PI1M Helps Entrepreneurs Grow Business Online

Last update: 05/10/2017

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 5 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), through the 1Malaysia Internet Centre (PI1M), has been cultivating entrepreneurial spirit in the community by capitalising on the Internet access facilities provided.

Its Chairman, Tan Sri Dr Halim Shafie said PI1M has now shifted from it original goal of increasing Internet access in the rural areas when it was set up 10 years ago to providing various programmes in order to raise the socio-economic wellbeing of the people.

He said the country's broadband penetration rate reached 81.7 per cent as at the first quarter of this year as result of government policies implemented through the MCMC such as the National Broadband Initiative.

"With higher level of access now, the PI1M has shifted its focus to organising various programmes besides basic ICT (information and communication technology) skills to enhance the socio-economic wellbeing of the people," he said at the PI1M Best Entrepreneur Prize Presentation Ceremony here today.

Halim said the programmes included ICT /e-learning/ social media, entrepreneurship, coding/ robotic, creative multimedia, and life-long learning modules conducted at 840 PI1M centres throughout the country.....