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MDeC wants more local content creation

AvantiKumar | July 5, 2011
MSC Malaysia initiative focuses on generating more online local content with allocation of more than US$1.6 million.

"Through our industry focused training and funding, ICON2 aims to bring the next stage of content and application development in Malaysia," he said. "By identifying the most creative individuals with the best ideas and proposals is in line with MSC Malaysia's long-term strategy of talent development."

"Since the launch of the first ICON initiative in 2009, more than 1,105 individuals received basic programming training, 221 received advanced programming training (iOS and android)," said Badlisham. "In addition, 60 grants were allocated and 180 jobs and 96 mobile applications were created. Two of the more notable applications include the '1 Malaysia Hotline,' which generated more than 50,000 downloads and 'Kiddie Song'."


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