PM: Fate of Malaysia Airlines to be decided ‘soon’

PM: Fate of Malaysia Airlines to be decided ‘soon’

Aviation and Aerospace, Industry 4.0, Smart City
Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian government is considering whether to shut, sell or refinance national carrier Malaysia Airlines (MAB), says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The government was studying options for the national carrier, and a decision should be made ‘soon’, Dr Mahathir said when asked about analysts’ suggestions that the airline be shut down or spun off. “It is a very serious matter to shut down the airline,” he told a news conference at parliament yesterday. “We will, nevertheless, be studying and investigating as to whether we should shut it down or we should sell it off or we should refinance it. All these things are open for the government to decide.” The airline has been trying to transform its operations and return to profitability…
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Malaysia suspends Boeing 737 MAX 8 operations with immediate effect

Malaysia suspends Boeing 737 MAX 8 operations with immediate effect

Aviation and Aerospace, Industry 4.0, Smart City
File photo shows Boeing 737 MAX aircraft parked at a Boeing production facility in Renton, Washington.  KUALA LUMPUR: The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) has suspended the operations of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft flying into and out, as well as transiting in Malaysia effective immediately until further notice. This is in the wake of two fatal crashes involving the aircraft in less than five months, its chief executive officer, Ahmad Nizar Zolfakar said yesterday. CAAM also clarified that no Malaysian carriers were operating the Boeing 737 MAX 8. Malaysia joins countries such as Singapore, China, Indonesia and Australia, which have also suspended the operations of the Boeing 737 Max, following the crash of Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX plane en-route to Nairobi from Addis Ababa, killing all 157…
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The Best of StartUp Borneo Featured at HUMA’19

The Best of StartUp Borneo Featured at HUMA’19

Aviation and Aerospace, Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Kalimantan, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
Sempena MALAYSIA-ASEAN ENTREPRENEUR'S DAY 2019 atau HARI USAHAWAN MALAYSIA ASEAN 2019, komuniti StartUp Borneo diketuai oleh Abdul Qaiyum Alidin dan wakili Timogah, MyAgro, Borneo Skycam, ISparks, dan juga Bugaga Teraphy telah berkesempatan membuka pameran pada 5Mac2019 di ibu pejabat SME Corp di Kuala Lumpur.Turut mengunjungi dan melawat pameran dari komuniti StartUp Borneo adalah tetamu kehormat pada hari itu iaitu YB Datuk Seri Redzuan, Menteri dalam Kementerian Pembangunan Usahawan (MED).Para hadirin juga ramai mengerumuni pameran dari komuniti StartUp Borneo untuk mengetahui perancangan serta pembangunan komuniti startup yang bakal diusahakan. Komuniti StartUp Borneo akan terus dibangunkan terutamanya bermula di Kuching dan seterusnya seluruh Sarawak untuk mengukuhkan ekosistem keusahawanan terutamanya pembangunan startup melalui platform digital sebelum berkembang ke seluruh negara dan seterusnya ke peringkat Asean."Thank you to Malaysia Association of ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs…
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Cessna hantar terus hasil pertanian Sarawak ke Singapura

Cessna hantar terus hasil pertanian Sarawak ke Singapura

Aviation and Aerospace, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, Industry 4.0, Sarawak, Smart City
SIBU: Kerajaan Sarawak telah menempah pesawat jenis Cessna melalui Hornbill Skyways yang bakal digunakan untuk membawa produk pertanian ke Singapura dan pasaran strategi lain di rantau ini, kata Ketua Menteri di sini, semalam. “Ia akan membawa tiga kontena bagi setiap penerbangan,” kata Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg pada sesi dialog anjuran Dewan Perniagaan dan Perindustrian sarawak (SCCI). Jelasnya, kerajaan Sarawak komited untuk menyediakan persekitaran kondusif selain giat merangsangkan kegiatan pertanian bagi manfaat petani di luar bandar. Ujarnya, pesawat itu nanti akan digunakan untuk menghantar produk pertanian dari kawasan pengeluaran, terus ke pasaran yang akhirnya mendatangkan kesan besar kepada bidang pertanian di negeri ini. Namun, Abang Johari menjelaskan, kerajaan masih lagi menunggu giliran tempahan kerana begitu banyak tempahan untuk model yang sama. [Source: "Cessna hantar terus hasil pertanian Sarawak ke Singapura"…
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Airbus brings Huawei on board new China R&D center

Airbus brings Huawei on board new China R&D center

Aviation and Aerospace, Digital Economy, Industry 4.0
Workers build the fuselage of an A320 plane at Airbus family final assembly line in Tianjin. GUANGZHOU -- Aircraft maker Airbus aims to accelerate development of next-generation planes by working with Huawei Technologies and other Chinese companies at an innovation center it recently opened in Shenzhen, known as the Silicon Valley of China. The facility in Guangdong Province marks only Airbus' second lab of its kind outside of its home in Europe, with the other location in America's Silicon Valley. Investment in the new center is expected to total 10 million euros ($11.4 million). "Here with the innovation center in Shenzhen, Airbus and our excellent partners are creating a new pillar of innovation for China," Airbus CEO Tom Enders said at the inauguration ceremony. "Shenzhen is famous for its speed, which is certainly good for…
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Redzuan: Malaysia’s first-ever flying car to be revealed this year

Redzuan: Malaysia’s first-ever flying car to be revealed this year

Aviation and Aerospace, Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Malaysia's first-ever flying car – driven by local technology – is expected to be unveiled this year, says Datuk Seri Redzuan Md Yusof (pic). The Entrepreneur Development Minister said a prototype of the car already exists. "This year is a realistic target because we have the technology. It is all about the speed of implementation," he told reporters after launching the Growth Malaysia initiative here on Tuesday (Feb 26). He said the car would be safe and capable of flying at low altitude at a reasonable speed. "Investment to build the prototype was slightly over RM1mil," he said. Mohd Redzuan said the flying car project is a way for the government to create an environment that stimulates people to think about new technology. "We are providing the…
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Malaysia’s game plan: Improving human lives through the power of tech

Malaysia’s game plan: Improving human lives through the power of tech

Aviation and Aerospace, Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
With the advent of tech, the race to innovate within the tech spectrum is largely focused on coming up with the “new.” From smarter algorithms, to artificial intelligence (AI), and even to augmented reality (AR) — the goal has always been to disrupt. But more than disruption and awe, today’s tech innovators are constantly coming up with ways to improve human experience. By this, we don’t just mean using tech to promote greater convenience and ease in people’s daily lives. We mean solutions that impact the very nature of people. These are solutions that help inculcate road safety discipline, democratise HR platforms for small and medium companies (SMEs), provide cheap lodging options for young people, and even ones that power human development through skills training. True, some of the most…
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Kerajaan negeri biayai kos bawa balik tahanan di Kemboja

Kerajaan negeri biayai kos bawa balik tahanan di Kemboja

Aviation and Aerospace, Sarawak
KUCHING: Kerajaan negeri akan menganggung kesemua kos membawa balik 40 anak Sarawak yang ditahan di Penjara Wilayah Bantaey Meanchey, Kemboja. Perkara itu diumumkan Ketua Menteri Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg pada sidang selepas mempengerusikan Mesyuarat Majlis Tertinggi Parti Pesaka Bumiputera (PBB) di ibu pejabat PBB di sini, hari ini. Menurutnya 40 anak Sarawak yang di tahan itu dijangka tiba di sini pada esok atau Isnin. "Kita berterima kasih kepada Wisma Putra dan kerajaan Kemboja atas kejayaan menyelesaian perkara ini. "Isu ini berjaya diselesaikan dengan mengikuti protokol antarabangsa dan kita bersyukur kerana akhirnya kita berjaya membawa balik dan membebaskan mereka," katanya. Abang Johari berkata beliau telah memberi mandat kepada Menteri Kebajikan, Kesejahteraan Komuniti, Wanita, Keluarga dan Pembangunan Kanak-Kanak untuk mengunjungi tahanan di Kemboja. "Kerajaan negeri akan menanggung kos membawa balik…
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Sarawak having its own airline a good idea — Mayor

Sarawak having its own airline a good idea — Mayor

Aviation and Aerospace, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Sarawak, Smart City
Adam Yii MIRI: The recent announcement made by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg of Sarawak having its own airline is described as a good idea Mayor of Miri City Council Adam Yii supports the idea and describes the plan as apt in the desire to develop Sarawak’s tourism industry. “I love to see Miri connected directly to Chengdu and Chongqing in China, Seoul and Pusan in Korea, Tokyo and Osaka in Japan, Taipei in Taiwan, Pontianak in Kalimantan (for the medical and educational potentials) as well as Sydney and Melbourne in Australia,” he said in a statement issued in conjunction with the cancelation of AirAsia’s direct flight between Shenzhen and Kuching. Yii said he was very disappointed with the cancellation of the direct flight. “It’s another setback…
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A “Tiltrotor” Helicopter May Replace the Army’s Black Hawk

A “Tiltrotor” Helicopter May Replace the Army’s Black Hawk

Aviation and Aerospace, Industry 4.0
Time To Upgrade The U.S. Army is currently developing replacements for its famous Black Hawk helicopter, which has been a mainstay of the military since it was developed in the 1970s. Decades later, the Black Hawk is too slow and has too short a range to be practical. One of the frontrunners to replace it borrows the best from planes and helicopters — with two rotating wings, each of which houses a propeller allowing for vertical take off, according to Ars Technica. A Or B The helicopter, called the V-280 Valor and built by a division of aviation manufacturer Textron has the functionality of a sort of plane-helicopter hybrid that could travel faster and farther than the Black Hawk. It also improves on past tiltrotor designs by leaving the rest…
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