3rd national car project: Private sector will have to do it, says Dr M

3rd national car project: Private sector will have to do it, says Dr M

Aviation and Aerospace, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, General, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Smart City
3rd national car project: Private sector will have to do it, says Dr M LONDON (September 24): Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has continued to champion the third national car project, but says the government will have to ask the private sector to implement it as Putrajaya does not have enough money. “Then you develop vendors and create businesses producing parts. This will create jobs for the people and generate a lot of business for small businesses,” he said in a dialogue session with about 200 Malaysians in the UK today. Figure 1: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad at a dialogue session with Malaysians in the UK. He said a national car would allow Malaysia the opportunity to develop the engineering sector and increase its skills and knowledge. “It’s not…
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Fatimah: Depts now offering business start-up loans for low-income women

Fatimah: Depts now offering business start-up loans for low-income women

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, General, Our Community, Sarawak
Fatimah: Depts now offering business start-up loans for low-income women KUCHING (September 11): Women from the low income group can apply for a business start-up loan from the Women and Family Department as well as the Welfare Department by submitting a form together with a business plan. Minister of Welfare, Community Well Being, Women, Family and Childhood Development Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah said women earning less than RM1,000 a month face problems securing loans via the usual route. Figure 1: Fatimah (second right) officiates at the Women Entrepreneurship Empowerment and Product Launching event at Sapana Living yesterday. With her are Catherine (second left), Juita (right) and DUBS president Datuk Abang Abdul Karim Tun Openg. “We’ve received a sum of RM500,000 for the Women and Family Department, and another RM500,000 for…
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China To Invest RM809 mln In Aquaculture

China To Invest RM809 mln In Aquaculture

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, Fishing, General, Industry 4.0, Sarawak, Smart City
China to invest RM809 mln in aquaculture KUCHING (September 26): China wants to invest RM809 million in aquaculture project at Tanjung Manis. The investment will potentially create about 1,500 employment opportunities and generate business opportunities for the locals, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hassan in China. Figure 1: Awang Tengah (sixth left) witnesses the exchange of signed MoU between Hashim (fourth right) and Chen Xiao Min (fifth left). “There will also be a need for support services including participation in contract farming for the local community,” he said. Pusaka Capital Sdn Bhd and TM Agro Holdings Sdn Bhd yesterday entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Sun Valley Holdings Sdn Bhd at Crown Plaza Fuzhou Riverside in China towards this purpose. The MoA will see…
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MAI-Swinburne Research Scholarship Awards

MAI-Swinburne Research Scholarship Awards

Aviation and Aerospace, Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Kalimantan, Renewable Energy, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City, StartUp Borneo Committee
MAI-Swinburne Research Scholarship Awards IN SUMMARY 7 recipients of the MAI-Swinburne Research Scholarship award The automotive research partnership between MAI and Swinburne aims to address the transport and mobility needs of the population in the ASEAN region Figure 1: Kuching, Sarawak is a vibrant city and very attractive location for many startups. KUCHING (7 July 2017): The Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI) - Swinburne Research Scholarship Awards was held yesterday at the Lecture Theatre. The 7 recipients of the scholarship were Robin Xavier Mowe, Jackson Wong Joon Shee, Abdul Qaiyum Aidil, Mohamad Izuan, Naresh Jeyapalan, Chai Poh Chun, and Michelle Kuek Shu Wun. The scholarship is awarded to candidates who are part of the Masters by Research program in conjunction with the collaborative research partnership between MAI and Swinburne that was…
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7 receive MAI-Swinburne Scholarship Awards

7 receive MAI-Swinburne Scholarship Awards

Aviation and Aerospace, Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Kalimantan, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City, StartUp Borneo Committee
7 receive MAI-Swinburne scholarship awards KUCHING (7 July 2017): Seven master degree students received the Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI)-Swinburne Automotive Research Scholarship Awards at Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus here yesterday. The recipients were Robin Xavier Mowe, Jackson Wong Shee, Abdul Qaiyum Alidin, Mohamad Izuan, Naresh Jayepalan, Chai Poh Chun and Michelle Kuek Shu Wun. Figure 1: Subic (second row, fifth left) in a group photo with the scholarship recipients, industry partners and others. The students were awarded stipend and waived tuition fees for a maximum of two years. They will be attached to the industry for the duration of the research to focus on issues and solutions. The scholarship awards were the result of MAI and Swinburne’s collaborative research partnership which also includes a joint Transport Innovation Centre…
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Cultivating An Ecosystem For Start Ups

Cultivating An Ecosystem For Start Ups

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Sarawak
Cultivating an ecosystem for start ups KUCHING (June 24): Entrepreneurs are a dime a dozen in Malaysia, and this comes as no surprise when we think about the ecosystem that has been built to cultivate successful ventures. From having a Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC) – which is carrying out operations as normal – to having plenty of government aide programmes as well as private sector efforts, the appeal is there. You get to be your very own boss, set your own rules, do things your way and most importantly, get to watch your ideas and dreams come to life. But the life of owing a start-up company is far from glamorous as a majority of start-ups fail. From a lack of funding to poor networking, there is…
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Sarawak Energy Keeps Tabs On Green Energy Economy

Sarawak Energy Keeps Tabs On Green Energy Economy

Digital Economy, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City
 Sarawak Energy keeps tabs on green energy economy KUCHING, Sept 19: Sarawak Energy is exploring new opportunities in a green energy economy, says Sharbini Suhaili, Sarawak Energy Group chief executive officer. He said in addition to exporting renewable energy to Indonesia, Sarawak Energy was also piloting a hydrogen production and refuelling station. “The rate at which the global energy scenario is transforming is astonishing. We are aware that if we want to remain relevant and move into the top quartile level of the industry, we need to continually adapt to align our people, process and systems to keep pace with the changing global scene. Figure 1: Sharbini sharing Sarawak Energy’s story in pursuing renewable, affordable and reliable energy development with Yeo at Sarawak Energy’s booth at CEPSI 2018 exhibition.  “While…
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S’wak govt will continue with business friendly policies – Awang Tengah

S’wak govt will continue with business friendly policies – Awang Tengah

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Sarawak
S’wak govt will continue with business friendly policies – Awang Tengah KUCHING (July 5): The success of Sama Jaya High Tech Park here and the continuous expansions of Multi-National Corporation (MNC) in Sarawak augur well with the industrialisation agenda of the state government to leapfrog Sarawak to become a high income economy by 2030, says Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Tengah Ali Hasan. He assured that the Sarawak Government will continue with its business friendly policies to attract more investments in high tech industries. He noted that over the years, Sama Jaya has attracted more than RM12 billion worth of investments and created many economic spinoffs, which continue to benefit the local business communities. Awang Tengah, who is Minister of Industrial and Entrepreneur Development, pointed out that Sama Jaya for…
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Sarawak To Set Up Trade, Tourism Office In Brunei Darussalam

Sarawak To Set Up Trade, Tourism Office In Brunei Darussalam

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Sarawak
Sarawak to set up trade, tourism office in Brunei Darussalam BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (September 21):  Sarawak will set up an office in Brunei to boost trade and tourism activities under its bilateral cooperation with Brunei. Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan revealed this at the end of the two-day working visit and bilateral cooperation committee meeting between ministers of the Sarawak government led by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg and ministers from the Brunei government. “We hope to set up the trade and tourism office in Brunei soon as this was resolved in the bilateral committee meeting,” said Awang Tengah when interviewed. Figure 1: Ali Apong (third left) presenting a souvenir to Abang Johari as (from second right) Uggah and Awang Tengah and others look…
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Sarawak Startup Wins Big At International Pitching Competition

Sarawak Startup Wins Big At International Pitching Competition

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Sarawak, Smart City
Sarawak startup wins big at international pitching competition KUCHING (September 20): Wangi Lai PLT, a Sarawak-grown IoT startup, placed second between two Taiwan-based startups at the recent Selangor International Pitch competition. Held at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (Mitec), the Selangor International Pitch was part of the Selangor Smart City & Digital Economy Convention 2018 which was co-organised by the Selangor Information Technology and E-Commerce Council (Sitec), Menteri Besar Incorporated Selangor (MBI), Smart Selangor Delivery Unit (SSDU) and Invest Selangor Berhad. Figure 1: Kuching, Sarawak is a vibrant city and very attractive location for many startups. Wangi Lai PLT competed by pitching to a panel of judges against a highly competitive lineup of 29 other top startups from the Asia-Pacific region such as Taiwan, Korea, China, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore…
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