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5th – 6th June 2018, Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre Minister of Communications Attends The Straits Digital Exchange on The Digital Economy and Signing of Two MOU’s with Singapore

SINGAPORE, 5th June 2018 — Straits Digital Exchange was officially opened today in conjunction with  the Smart Nation Innovations Week being held from 2nd to 7th  June 2018.

The Straits Digital Exchange is a 2 day event bringing together Ministers, senior policy makers and industry leaders from world-renowned companies to discuss key trends and developments in the digital economy.

The event was attended by Yang Berhormat Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohammad Yusof and officials from the Ministry of Communications.

With the theme “Accelerating the Digital Economy: Data and Digital Trade”, the Exchange revolved around the discussion on key relevant components and  ecosystems required to propel the digital economy. This includes roles taken by key stakeholders in reducing the gap between the digital “haves” and “have-mores” and the role of the public-private partnership in addressing future issues as well as the future potential of data and its possible challenges

During the Exchange the ASEAN Ministers responsible for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) also met in a closed door session to discuss the way forward in addressing the fast growing importance of data and issues pertaining to it and concluded with a set of recommendations in implementing an ASEAN Framework on Digital Data Governance.

SINGAPORE, 6th June 2018, The Ministry of Communications Brunei Darussalam (MINCOM) and the Ministry of Communications and Information Singapore (MCI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation in the Field of Info-communications Media (ICM) today. The MOU reaffirms the close collaboration between both Ministries whereby cooperation includes the sharing of experience and knowledge on ICM matters such as telecommunications and media regulations, postal services, data regulation, innovation, industry development and human capital development.

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed respectively by Yang Berhormat Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohamad Yusof, Minister of Communications, Brunei Darussalam on behalf of the Government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam,  and The  Honourouble S. Iswaran, Minister for Communications and Information, Singapore, on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Singapore. The signing took place at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Also present during the MOU signing was His Excellency, Haji Awang Saifulbahri bin Haji Mansor, Brunei High Commissioner to Singapore, as well as officials from the Ministry of Communications Brunei Darussalam, and Ministry of Communications and Information, Singapore.

This was followed by the Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Postal Services Department, Ministry of Communications Brunei Darussalam and Singapore Post Limited at the SingPost Headquarters.

Acting Postmaster General of the Postal Services Department, Ministry of Communications Awang Haji Hairul Mohd Daud bin Haji Abdul Karim signed the Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of the Brunei  Government and Mr. Woo Keng Leong, CEO (Postal Services) who signed on behalf of  Singapore Post Limited.

The Memorandum of Understanding aims to create business opportunities and value-added services. Under this Memorandum of Understanding, the two postal service providers will further collaborate to improve skills and capacity through knowledge transfer as well as developing new business ventures for Brunei Post.