Malaysia Proposes ASEAN Framework For E-Commerce

By Julian Matthews

February 25, 1998 (KUALA LUMPUR) — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad proposed the establishment of an ASEAN Framework on Electronic Commerce, to address key issues on e-commerce from a regional perspective.

ASEAN is the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, comprising 10 nations.

Mahathir said the framework is necessary because some countries that already have established e-commerce infrastructures may have leads over other countries. The regional initiative would form the basis for discussions about the various legal, financial and cross-border implications of the emerging digital economy, he said.

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