ENERGY, TELECOMMUNICATIONS & POST, AND THE MSC

Tan Sri Leo Moggie says that in the 1970s, provisioning of infrastructure was the main focus of the Energy, Telecommunications and Posts Ministry. He says that the efforts were largely successful and by 1979, most rural areas had electricity. The 1980s was the era of privatization and he recounts how the government corporatised several key utilities. In the 1990s, we saw the emergence of the Multimedia Super Corridor, which was the government’s plan to attract IT and high-tech investments into the country.