KJ tables bill to set up space authority

THE Malaysian Space Board Bill 2020 to set up a body to regulate the space industry in Malaysia has been tabled for first reading at Dewan Rakyat today.

The bill, which was tabled by Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, among others, states that the functions of the Malaysian Space Board will be to advise the government on matters pertaining to the space industry, to ensure effective implementation of the act, as well as to issue guidelines and instructions related to the act.