ICT and e-Commerce in Numbers

By Lee Siu Ming

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Data on Penang and the nation’s information communication and technology (ICT) and e-commerce usage shows an increasing trend of ICT adoption. Putrajaya, Selangor, KL, Terengganu and Penang had the highest percentages of computer access by households in 2017 (Figure 1). Compared to 2015, these states (including the federal territories) recorded an incremental access to computers of between 3.7 and 20.4 percentage points, except Putrajaya, which recorded a drop of 2.5 percentage points. Meanwhile, the national average shows an increase of 6.5 percentage points in computer access among...

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Lee Siu Ming

is a senior analyst at Penang Institute, and believes in the Latin phrase Audi alteram partem, loosely translated as “Listen to the other side".