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Malaysia, Singapore Mull Cybersecurity Round Table, Says Fahmi

Malaysia and Singapore will discuss the need to hold a Malaysia-Singapore round table on cybersecurity every year in an effort to boost cybersecurity, said Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil.

He said this would be among the matters to be discussed with his Singapore counterpart Josephine Teo during her visit to Malaysia on Feb 4.

The bilateral meeting will also cover several matters in the memorandam of understanding signed between Malaysia and Singapore in the island republic on Monday, especially those concerning cybersecurity, personal data protection and the digital economy, Fahmi told reporters after the ministry’s monthly gathering here on Tuesday (Jan 31).

He said they would also explore closer cooperation between agencies of the two countries to jointly overcome cybersecurity problems and related issues.

The agencies involved are the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and Singapore’s equivalent regulatory body, as well as CyberSecurity Malaysia, and the authority in charge of cybersecurity in Singapore.

"Singapore has expressed its readiness for closer cooperation, and to bring investments to Malaysia, and the government will intensify discussions with our neighbouring country, so that the economic impact can be felt by the people," Fahmi added.

Source: Bernama

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