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I want urge the government people, here today, that you have a role to play.
That is to encourage the private sector, or non-profit operators, to make their network or functions ready.
You are responsible for social infrastructure, for the public interest, right? Unlike the US (or Japan), many Asian countries governments are trying to regulate the Internet. Singapore is a very good example. And I think it is not so bad - when it comes to Y2K.
Internet is part of our social infrastructure. We need our e-mail to be delivered in time, to business partners in Silicon Valley, or we want to receive orders in Malaysia from US manufactures. We want our website to be accessible from anywhere in the world.
We must recognize how much public interest resides on Internet today, perhaps much more than you may think.