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(From New Straits Times (Malaysia))
Byline: Rozana Sani
DIGITAL divide in Malaysia - expressed as the difference between sections of society in terms of their access to information and communications technology (ICT) - is a serious issue. And it is even more serious when considered in terms of social and economic inclusion.
This is because the nation's socio-economic gaps are quite wide, especially between the urban and rural areas, between the rich and poor, between the well-educated and less well-educated, between men and women, between the young and old, and so on, according to Dr Roger Harris, consultant and activist on ICT for poverty reduction in Asia.
"ICT is capable of narrowing these gaps, and there …