Aug 18, 2006

Abdullah Named As "Father Of Knowledge Economy"

Extracted from BERNAMA
Abdullah Named As "Father Of Knowledge Economy"

KULIM, Aug 18 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi was today given the title of "Bapa Ekonomi Ilmu" (Father of Knowledge Economy).

Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Datuk Seri Dr Jamaluddin Jarjis said the title was deserved because of the Prime Minister's strong commitment to develop the k-economy as the means to upgrade the socio-economic status of the people.

He said this at the launch of MSC Malaysia Cybercity @ Kulim High Technology Park here by Abdullah.

Jamaluddin said the Prime Minister was concerned that the implementation of the information and communications technology national agenda should benefit all Malaysians.

"He does not want the policy to create another form of poverty -- the digital information knowledge poverty -- and widen the digital divide between the rich and poor and between urban and rural residents," he said.


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