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MOSTI gives 97 e-Content grants totalling RM109 million

KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) has provided 97 eContent grants under its eContent Fund.

Its Deputy Minister Datuk Fadillah Yusof said RM109 million had been disbursed for the 97 grants throughout the Ninth Malaysian Plan.

“There were 258 applications but only 97 were successful,” he added.

He was speaking to reporters after launching the first Malaysian produced, Forensic Accounting for Fraud Detection DVD, “The Numbers Games” here yesterday.

On the DVD launch, Fadillah said he wanted to create awareness of the DVD and partly to educate the public at large.

“The relevant ministries or agencies that should be involved in the purchase, promotion and distribution of this DVD to the public, their departments and respective units are Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, Malaysian Institute of Integrity and all ministries and agencies.

“This is a simple content development that can create awareness and enables the prevention of fraud,” he said.

The DVD video producer, Richmond-On-Thames, was given the eContent grant totalling RM326,000, which was fully utilised, but it had to incur additional expenditure from its own pocket.

Richmond-On-Thames executivedirector, Mary Lazarus Gill said the DVD video was unique as no DVD version on forensic accounting for fraud detection had ever been produced although there were numerous books written on this highly complex subject.

The 12-module DVD video, priced at RM330, takes a simplified teaching and learning approach in using layman’s language to understand the world of fraudsters, recognise red flags and to be more aware of fraud. — Bernama

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