The Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) programme was set up by the Malaysian government in 1996 to stimulate the growth of the nation’s Digital Economy.
The MSC Malaysia status is awarded to ICT and ICT-facilitated (both local and foreign) companies that develop or use multimedia technologies to produce or enhance their products and services, and for process development. It is awarded by the Government of Malaysia through the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC).
Apart from being a mark of world-class services and achievements, the status opens the door to additional rights and privileges granted by the Malaysian government to the qualified business entities.
At become, our mission is to empower people across Asia to become their best selves and become the unmatched environment for startup talents. Being able to give back to the community is important to us. Having the MSC status thus cements us firmly into the Malaysian startup ecosystem, and illustrates our commitment to Malaysia as our main headquarter.
Malaysia has an excellent startup talent pool especially on the business and operations side, but certain roles such as UX analyst, AI architect and other digital/tech roles are still rare today. Hence the MDeC foreign knowledge worker visa contingent will help us bring senior hires in to train a new generation of local digital talent. Besides that, we believe that in order to thrive in a technology world where things change so fast, it’s best to hire people from different backgrounds.
Despite our eagerness to hire more broadly and potentially find some rare talents overseas, we had to jump through a bunch of hoops and red tapes in order to make that happen. Thus, began our pursuit for the MSC Status award in March. The process seemed daunting at first. However, we are glad that the MDeC team was happy to provide us with ample guidance and helped us revise our first draft to complete the application.
Therefore, we are proud to announce that on 15th July 2020, we have been awarded MSC Status. We hope that this will help us boost our workforce with foreign knowledge workers in key positions and accelerate our efforts in democratising healthcare in Southeast Asia.