Information communication technology, village development and security committee and village vision movement: Malaysia is in the progression into becoming a more connected, educated and culturally competent nation to reach the goal set by the government to turn Malaysia into a high-income nation by EPU, ; Bilbao-Osorio et al. This study gives emphasis on one of their prominent project called the Kampung Tanpa Wayar, or 1Malaysia Wireless Village, which is a programme attributing to thenational penetration rate of the rural communities and 1Malaysia Netbook recipients. To promote rural development, a number of governmental programmes have been constituted to initiate ICT use among villagers within rural Malaysian states. A recipe for rural success in Malaysia.

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Exposure to online services: Another 1malayzia of encouragement should come wireles the local leaders. In addition, with the aim of furthering socio-cultural improvement, the former Minister wieless Information, Communication and Culture, Y.

Wireless technology provides extensive coverage depending on the distance between Advanced Access Points AAPs and its baselines. Thus, the programme will potentially help rural societies to achieve democracy and achieve equal rights to those living in urban areas, as Max Weber Roth and Wittich, highlighted, rural communities have to be active partners in voicing out inferences to convalesce the bureaucracy of the country.

In the NRI report, Malaysia was rated the 57th country exceptional for its ICT use in economic growth out of countries studied for its technology infrastructure and digital content economy. This concept encourages the improvement of rural wirepess quality by bridging the rural and urban digital gap to improve rural communication infrastructure so that nebook generations will have the desire to work in their hometown due to increases in local entrepreneurial, stakeholder and employment opportunities.

Despite the spread of Wireless Villages in Malaysia, there is currently little understanding of the potential benefits that can be offered. Another study on telecentres users in rural areas around Malaysia emphasized that the suitability of the telecentres location and the leadership competency within the telecentres, played a major role in successful ICT acceptance from the rural communities Badsar et al.


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However, changes are needed to balance the digital gap between the urban and the rural. In response to this, the present study wigeless to fill the gap by exploring the potential benefits of the 1Malaysia Wireless Village programme towards the transformation of rural society into the progression of a 1Malaysia knowledge nation. As mentioned in their report, EPU highlighted communication facilities are embedded wireles one of the fundamental utility in the Nasional Transformation Programme NTP intended for new development areas, especially the rural zones with little to non-existent basic communication facilities.

Therefore, Razak et al. Due to previous observation of poor enrolment and lacking of encouragement by villagers to join ICT programmes. Malaysia is evolving into a nation of advanced technologies and modern wigeless, as evidenced by the fact that it is one of the most developed and fastest-growing economies in South-East Asia.

Another 30 1Malaysia wireless villages coming up in Johor

These countries possesses a remarkable business, modern infrastructure and governance mechanisms thanks to their use of digital agendas for their outstanding economies, which were ranked among the best in the world. Tenth Malaysia plan, March 06, ; Accepted: This is a conceptual study in which reviews of the literature and document analyses have been performed to reveal the potential benefits offered by the Wireless Village programme.

Alvin Toffler Woods, specifically claimed that the cyber domain can shape human development and knowledge and that via wideless interaction systems users can explicitly transform from their traditional mind-sets into being more open and accepting towards diffusion of innovations.

The government has planned ahead with respect how to ensure stable development among the urban and the rural society. New ideas for innovation can be successfully be implemented with support from local leaders; the main idea is to encourage the acceptance of 1Malaysia Wireless Villages within rural communities, as ICT can profit various sectors and individuals. Hence, this programme attracts youths to work in their hometown or local village and consequently is able to reduce rural individuals migrating into the city.


The Malaysian government plans to provide wireless Internet services for a minimum fee. Online services have helped youth development and scholars Hassan et al.

The Malaysian government planned to make Malaysia a global centre or hub for communications and multimedia. Wireless Villages are also convenient for families who live a mile or two from the local telecentres, as wireless technology provides extensive Internet coverage wirelezs can easily be accessed from home at any time as long as there is an AAP nearby.

These views highlight the need for increased ICT awareness among the rural communities in Malaysia. Rural communities can now work or study from home due to opportunities relating to available network links.

A case study of the use of Wi-Fi technology to increase Internet penetration rate in Malaysia indicated an advance 1malausia communication infrastructure Kwong et al. The Internet offers assistance to improve the living standards of rural communities and teleworkers who can easily work from home, especially housewives, the disabled 1mlaaysia youth community without leaving their hometown Malek, This provision converges on the widespread availability of Wireless Wi-Fi internet provided by network services through wired connection, microwave or the satellite system.

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