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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
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.
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.
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
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