Malaysia will continue to collaborate with Huawei

PUCHONG, Malaysia (Sin Chew Daily/ANN) - Gobind Singh, Communication and Multimedia Minister says Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission would collaborate with Huawei in a pilot project to test 5G in the region.

Malaysia will continue to collaborate with Huawei where 5G trials in a pilot project have been carried out in Putrajaya and Cyberjaya for the last few months, says Communication and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo. 
After six months of trials, the ministry would request Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission to embark on six months of research on 5G and submit the relevant report to him. 
“The report would have policy and proposals to upgrade 5G. We still need to wait for the outcome of trial to decide on the policy,’’ he said. 
He said this while presenting the certificates to participants who completed the first e-commerce Workshop organised by the Society of Chinese Disabled Persons in Malaysia (POCCM).
Gobind Singh said the ministry would set up a special unit to study and resolve issues faced by the disabled such as how to assist them to improve quality of life and increase business using technology.
Citing an example, he said the hearing impaired once commented that the visuals for sign language on TV screen is still small. The ministry later resolved the issue by using similar size of visuals used in foreign countries. 
Gobind Singh is of the view that education plays an important role for the disabled to use existing facilities to upgrade the quality of life and business. 
“The training organised by POCCM will inspire more similar groups to have similar trainings. The ministry is willing to meet with JIOS Venture Sdn Bhd which has offered the e-commerce class to the group free of charge to discuss how to promote such training to the needy,’’ he said.
Sia Siew Chin, secretary-general of POCCM said the disabled can start business from home after attending the training when they are equipped with the skills and knowledge. 
After overcoming transport barrier to attend the training, the participants also face financial difficulties in purchasing laptops. They borrow laptops from friends, relatives and even the association to attend the training. 
“I urge all parties to donate us the laptops so everyone will have computer to learn,’’ she said. 
JIOS Venture Sdn Bhd course facilitator Franky Lim said this is the company’s third corporate social responsibility project teaching the disabled to set up the Facebook page, online shopping service, design project and others so they are able start online business or assist companies in managing online platform.
“JIOS Venture also donates RM1,000 (US$240.38) to POCCM to support the group,’’ he said.