Regional Models (was National summit)
Sat, 18 Oct 1997 16:26:06 +1000
David Chia wrote:
> Malaysia is interested to host a Trade Point Development Center for
> SE Asia at Putra University right in their Multi-media Super Corridor.
> Beside organizing the conference at Dubai on Feb 98, China, Korea and
> Singapore have expressed the interest to request the same in 98.
> Still, it might be a good chance to catch up with Mr. Stone to
> talk about the good old days in Melbourne, and if he wants to
> have a super SEALed tunnel to the other super corridor :)
Did I hear and read coreectly that Dr Mahatir was blaming a certain
"religious" group for the currency speculation and the state of the
economy in Malaysia? if so, would this have any impact on people
wanting to go to malaysia or supporting that government? surely
the UN would have trouble endorsing such a government if the press
reports are correct, no?
Did'nt Terry Cutler, David Charles and Roger Buckeridge point out
Malaysia and this MultiMedia Super Corridor as some Nirvana that
Australia should emulate or fall behind? And now we see the
Malaysian budget coming in .... I wonder if they will duck for
Kenichi Ohmae has already started to change his tune...
I've been to the supercorridor but last time there the phones did
I think i read in the AUstralian something along the lines that
David Charles (ex-DIST, now consultant at Allen Consulting) said
that the market failures he wanted Australian Govt to address were
the incentives being offered by countries such as Malaysia to
attract investment. Should we be using Malaysia as a role model
for economic and IT policy? comments from the rest of the link///
I loved Malcolm Turnbull's quote that said "we have more MultiMedia
talent and resources within 5 kms of [somewhere in Sydney] than in all
of south east asia".
(personal views limited to this discussion group only)