Published: 31 May 1999
Analyst(s): Lillian Tay
Southeast Asian governments have taken active roles in preparing their countries to compete in the information age. However, Singapore and Malaysia have stood out above the crowd in developing plans to use key information technologies to meet the challenges of the new age and to add to their competitive edge, as well as to improve the quality of their citizens' lives. This Perspective outlines the IT initiatives of the two governments and assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the plans.
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