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Merger of IDA, MDA spurred by disruptions: Yaacob Ibrahim
[SINGAPORE] Few sectors have changed as much as the infocomm technology and media sectors, whose developments have in turn disrupted other sectors such as transport and property, said Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim in Parliament on Tuesday.
Such disruptions made it necessary to merge the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), which looks after the regulatory and promotional aspects of telecommunications services, and the Media Development Authority (MDA), which oversees content on traditional media such as television, he added.
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