TOWARDS BECOMING A SMART COMMUNITIES
Successful implementation of the Smart Community Initiative will see Malaysia’s development undergo significant changes to resemble other ASEAN countries vision.
Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) as a regulatory body of the communications and multimedia industry playing the role to ensure the service coverage and ICT adoption is being empowered to the whole community in Malaysia. To this end, Malaysia has started to establish the Smart Community Initiative through district level. As a start, Kemaman district was chosen as a pilot project where it is encompass various areas and angle of community empowerment. The initiative is a combination of existing and new programs developed in line with Smart Communities in ASEAN vision.
The multiple elements that Kemaman possesses contribute to its replicability factor. This will enable MCMC to replicate the Kemaman Smart Community model in other communities by integrating the principles and objectives.