Guan Eng urges Pikom to setup IT Mall in Penang

The National ICT Association of Malaysia (Pikom) should look into setting up an IT mall in Penang, said Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng recently.

He made the suggestion after Pikom chairman Wei Chuan Beng said that Pikom would have its very own IT Mall at Cap Square in Kuala Lumpur in July.

Lim said Pikom should look into establishing such malls outside Kuala Lumpur.

“What better place than Penang to have such a mall as Penang is focusing on science and technology- Bayan Baru and Bayan Lepas will become the hub,” he told a press conference after launching Pikom’s PC Fair and 25th anniversary at the Komtar Dome recently.

Lim also pointed out the fact that Penang, for the first time in the state’s history, topped the country’s investment table.

“We recorded RM 12.2 billion in investments,” he said to a thunderous applause of those who attended the launch.

“We have six percent of the population but we contributed 36 per cent of Malaysia’s FDI. Every Penangite is doing six Malaysians’ work,” he further added.

“We have been punching above our weight.”