To become one of the leading countries in the world for the global information and communication technology (ICT) industry the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) was officially launched on 1 November 1996. MSC covers an area measuring 15km by 50km which stretches from the Petronas Twin Towers to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang, MSC also includes the towns of Putrajaya and Cyberjaya.
MSC is developed into a high-growth centre where world renowned companies together with Malaysian corporations in the information, multimedia and communication industry operate. The area is designated to be a multimedia catalyst centre for ICT related services and products for South-East Asia and the world markets.
MDC-to ensure success
To ensure the success of MSC the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDC) is founded. Chief Executive Officer of the MDC is En Badlisham Ghazali, appointed in January 2006. As an experienced ICT industrialist he will be focused on to ensure success not only for MSC but also for the companies operating in this global flagship of the ICT industry.
Two new “Cyber Cities”
MSC has also designated two new areas in the northern states of Malaysia to be granted Cyber City status. The areas are Bayan Lepas free trade zone in Pulau Pinang, also known as the Penang Cybercity 1 and the Kulim High Tech Park in Kedah.
Rotary Clubs with a royal flair
To visit a Rotary Club in Kuala Lumpur give you always that little extra. Here you find the only Rotary Club in the world with Royal status which club also is the oldest Rotary Club in South East Asia. The club became the Provisional Rotary Club of Kuala Lumpur (RCKLl) on 20 July 1928. Seventy years later, on 21 October 1997, The Rotary International approved a name change of RCKL to The Rotary Club of Kuala Lumpur DiRaja when the Sultan of Selangor conferred royal status of the club in recognition of the service RCKL has given to the community.
The other two clubs in Kuala Lumpur have also a royal flair as they have their meetings in a building with a royal name; The Royal Selangor Club.
Kuala Lumpur DiRaja
Wednesday – 1pm
Kuala Lumpur North (Rotary Club of Gombak)
Wednesday – 6.30pm
Royal Selangor Club
Kuala Lumpur West
Friday – 6.30pm
Royal Selangor Club