By Anita Devasahayam
July 3, 2000
In recent months, dot-com companies have sprouted like wild mushrooms as non-Web-savvy Malaysians rush to embrace the Internet with open arms.
Not that it is all bad. It fact, it goes to show how open a society we can be when we choose to. That simple act of bravado grinds to dust age-old perceptions of Malaysia as a nation that is slow to capitalize on technology.
Here we have taken the dot-com challenge by its horns, echoing the warrior's cry of "Malaysia Boleh".
Young Turks fresh out of school and long-time entrepreneurs have entered the fray by creating portals to serve the varied Malaysian palate. You name it, we have it; they have in concert created a parallel economy in the virtual space.