Tue, 18 Apr 2000

RI, Malaysia open IT forum

JAKARTA (JP): The Malaysian state owned Multimedia Development Corporation has offered Indonesia its service in promoting e- commerce in the two countries.

The company's executive director, Othman Yeop Abdullah, said on Monday that the Malaysian company, one the country's noted consulting firms in information technology, could help the Indonesian government in preparing the legal basis for e-commerce business.

He said the legal infrastructure would cover all issues related to the protection of Internet users and providers as well as products sold over the Internet.

"Cooperation in IT will further strengthen the country's bilateral trade," he told the Indonesia-Malaysia Information and Technology forum, that was held as the follow-up to the memorandum of understanding recently signed by the Indonesian and Malaysian governments.

The Malaysian company also offered cooperation with Indonesian educational institutions in promoting e-commerce or Internet culture.(07)