ENTREPRENEURS URGED TO USE 1MALAYSIA INTERNET CENTRE

KUALA NERANG, Malaysia — Rural entrepreneurs in the country are urged to use the 1Malaysia Internet Centre (Pi1M) in transforming local products in tandem with the rapid development of information technology currently taking place.

Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) Digital and Ecosystem Sector head Mohd Ali Hanafiah Mohd Yunus said previously the accessibility level was low but it had grown by more than 78 per cent, which was a positive development in transforming the market and increase the income of the rural community.

“In 2007, we only taught how to access websites and applications in the computers to students and residents in remote areas but the situation has changed as many of them are now internet literate and product marketing are being made more effective,” he told reporters at the media visit programme in Kuala Nerang, here yesterday.

He said as of now, 820 Pi1M are operating nationwide with user membership reaching 550,000.

Out of that total, 30 per cent used Pi1M to market their products locally and overseas through social sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Whatsapp.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK