Mdec expands De Rantau Programme: New opportunities for global digital nomads

Mdec expands De Rantau Programme: New opportunities for global digital nomads
  • Experts from areas of IT and digitalization are then included in the De Rantau Nomad Pass.
  • Maximum salary requirements is set at US$ 60, 000 per month or US$ 5, 000 per quarter

From left: deputy secretary general of the Ministry of Digital, Ma Sivanesan; minister of Digital, Gobind Singh Deo; chairman of MDEC, Syed Ibrahim Syed Noh; and CEO of MDEC, Mahadhir Aziz; taking a picture with the digital nomads under the DE Rantau programme

The DE Rantau programme, an initiative designed to make Malaysia a top destination for digital nomads, has received significant updates from the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation ( MDEC ). &nbsp,

The DE Rantau Nomad Pass has been expanded to include professionals working in fields other than IT and online, according to a speech from the organization. This includes owners, CEOs, Chirps, tax accountants, legitimate lawyers, technical artists, business development managers, public relations experts, and other related jobs. These experts are now qualified to apply, whether they are remote staff or online freelancers.

It added that the minimum income requirement for these non- IT/digital talents is set at US$ 60, 000 ( RM281, 000 ) per year or US$ 5, 000 ( RM23, 000 ) per month. Moreover, parents of the principal person can now be relatives.

According to MDEC, as of 31 May 2024, the program has received 3, 096 software, with 1, 443 approved, including 189 upgrades. These candidates come from 78 states, with the top five getting Russia, Pakistan, Britain, Japan, and Australia. The average annual income of these approved digital nomads is US$ 69, 000 ( RM324, 000 ) with the majority possessing skills in software development, digital marketing, and AI/machine learning.

A 2023 yr- close survey revealed that 40 % of accepted applicants are in Malaysia with their families, impacting their spending on tourism, training, food, accommodation, and transportation.

The program continues to grow its system of partners, which today includes a different variety of local and international collaborators quite as co- working space providers, insurance platforms, healthcare providers, accommodation platforms, travel and leisure providers, digital solution providers, and transportation services. Significant partners include Worq, Common Ground, Komune Co- acting, Universal Space Offices, Jetpack Langkawi, SafetyWing, KPJ Healthcare, MHTC, OYO, Tripcarte, AxaiPay, EdxaPay, SenangPay, EasyBook, Great Foodie Media, and Hertz.

In the near future, DE Rantau is scheduled to host a number of neighborhood initiatives designed to enthral and enrich Malaysia’s digital nomad area. This includes JetPack Langkawi’s upcoming digital nomad community engagement occasion, Scale Summit@Langkawi, and other events. Also, DE Rantau@Terengganu may be held in Q3 2024, and DE Rantau Fest 2024 is scheduled for Q4 2024, promising an exciting roster of activities and activities.

MDEC stated that it is committed to supporting these initiatives, creating a vibrant modern vagabond ecosystem in Malaysia, supporting the development of local industries, and promoting Malaysia as a top destination for international digital talent. Visit Rantau Nomad Pass for more information and to apply for a DE Rantau Nomad Pass. mdec. my/derantau.