LinkedIn just named Sarawak and Kedah Malaysia’s ‘hidden gems’ of tech talent

LinkedIn just named Sarawak and Kedah Malaysia’s ‘hidden gems’ of tech talent

Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City
Sarawak, alongside Kedah, was named by LinkedIn as a state with a ready supply of tech talent Hiring digital talent? Why not try looking in Sarawak and Kedah? These states were identified by professional networking site LinkedIn as “hidden gem” locations – places in Malaysia where the supply of tech talent actually exceeded demand, the company said in its 2019 Emerging Jobs in Malaysia Report published on Tuesday (Jan 29). In its report, LinkedIn analysed “millions” of job titles listed by users in Malaysia to find out the top emerging jobs for the country. These were: data scientist, full stack engineer, drive test engineer, user experience designer and content writer.  [Source: "LinkedIn just named Sarawak and Kedah Malaysia’s ‘hidden gems’ of tech talent" published by BusinessInsider]
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Bot Penambang Kuching Kini Berwajah Baru, Turut Dilengkapi Panel Solar

Bot Penambang Kuching Kini Berwajah Baru, Turut Dilengkapi Panel Solar

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City
Bot Penambang Kuching Kini Berwajah Baru, Turut Dilengkapi Panel Solar [embed]https://youtu.be/I9YkYeOgh5g[/embed] 12 buah bot penambang yang beroperasi di Waterfront Kuching kini berwajah baru apabila satu inisiatif diadakan untuk menaiktaraf bot bot penambang tersebut. Proses naik taraf bot penambang ini dilakukan oleh Fakulti Alam Bina UNIMAS dan merupakan salah satu cabang dalam Projek Old Kampung Heritage yang dijalankan oleh Kerajaan Negeri Sarawak. Proses naik taraf bot penambang ini dibahagi kepada beberapa peringkat meliputi cadangan corak, pemilihan corak sehingga ke pemasangan panel solar dan melibatkan kerjasama pelbagai pihak bagi memastikan projek ini berjaya. [Old Kuching Kampung Heritage]
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Malaysia and Indonesia rush to slice up $3tn global halal market

Malaysia and Indonesia rush to slice up $3tn global halal market

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
KUALA LUMPUR/JAKARTA -- Japan may have a minuscule Muslim population, but the country still represents the way forward for Malaysia's Faisal Ahmad Fadzil and his line of halal-certified bath products and massage oils. "If you're successful in Japan," Faisal said, "you can go anywhere." Malaysian exporters of Shariah-compliant products aim to go anywhere and everywhere, capitalizing on a global Islamic economy projected to be worth over $3 trillion by 2023. But with such an enormous opportunity comes formidable competition. Indonesia, home of the world's largest Muslim population, is looking to mount a serious challenge. The Arabic term "halal," which means "permissible," covers everything that conforms to Islamic law as written in the Quran. The best-known rules prohibit pork and alcohol, but the scripture can be applied to all sorts of…
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Drone Opior Asal Indonesia Juarai Startup Borneo 2018 di Malaysia

Drone Opior Asal Indonesia Juarai Startup Borneo 2018 di Malaysia

Aviation and Aerospace, Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Kalimantan, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City
Inionline.Id – Drone Opior berhasil menjadi yang terbaik pada ajang Startup Borneo 2018 yang diselenggarakan di Malaysia. Drkne tersebut merupakan drone besutan dari tim Borneo Skycam. Tim Borneo Skycam berhasil mengalahkan kontestan lain dar berbagai negara asia tenggara. Borneo Skycam merupakan satu diantara tiga peserta yang mewakili Indonesia di ajang tersebut. “Borneo Skycam merupakan satu di antara perwakilan dari tiga wakil yang mengikuti startup pitch di Malaysia. Alhamdulillah dan bangga kita berhasil mendapat juara pertama,” ujar Ketua Tim Proyek Opior , Borneo Skycam , Hanjon Mahmudi. “Opior merupakan pesawat tanpa awak bertenaga surya hasil riset Borneo Skycam yang mampu terbang selama 10 sampai 16 jam non-stop. Pesawat ini nantinya dapat digunakan untuk pemetaan, survei medan yang sulit, satelit lokal, bahkan mata-mata” tambahnya. Drone Opior pertama kali dirilis pada Maret 2018…
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Should Sarawak start an airline?

Should Sarawak start an airline?

Aviation and Aerospace, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Sarawak, Smart City
LIKE the Sarawak government and many ordinary Sarawakians, the state’s tour and travel operators and the business community in general seem to finally have had enough of our national airlines. They joined the growing chorus publicly criticising the airlines, in particular AirAsia. What caused the local travel industry to finally snap was the decision by AirAsia to abruptly cancel the Kuching-Shenzhen flight at the end of the month, without prior consultation with the state government (which reportedly subsidised the flights) or local industry players. Various reasons have been given for the cancellation but none are very convincing. This is not the first time the low-cost airline has left Sarawak air travellers and travel industry in a lurch. Some years earlier, it, too, abruptly cancelled Kuching-Jakarta flights despite promising load factors.…
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CM urges KIK teams to join startup firms

CM urges KIK teams to join startup firms

Digital Economy, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Sarawak, Smart City
KUCHING: Innovative and Creative Group (KIK) teams from the public sector are encouraged to join startup companies as platforms to market their products or services. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said over the years, the KIK teams had come up with innovative and unique products, making it timely for Sarawakians to compete in the global market. Speaking at the closing of the Sarawak-level KIK convention at UCSI Hotel here on Wednesday evening, Abang Johari said he’s amazed at the number of products or services which were nurtured at a startup company called ‘Plug and Play’ in California’s Silicon Valley, USA. “There are companies from South Korea, Singapore and Indonesia under the Plug and Play (accelerator programmes), but no Malaysian companies.” He said if our own products were…
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Jobs of the future: Top five emerging careers

Jobs of the future: Top five emerging careers

Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Kalimantan, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
CHOOSING the right course to study after secondary school is one of the most important decisions in life. With an array of courses available, the guidance of an experienced and knowledgeable education counsellor is invaluable after the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) and Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) examinations. Regardless of whether school-leavers are from the arts or science stream, it is important to select a discipline that matches interests. Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management human resource adviser Geh Thuan Hooi said the programme of choice must be relevant now and in the future or graduates risk being left behind. “With the advent of Industry 4.0 where artificial intelligence (AI) will replace many present jobs, anything related to data analytics, information technology and robotics are good fields to venture into.…
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Why countries need to work together on AI

Why countries need to work together on AI

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Smart City
At some point, a collaborative approach to AI problem-solving will become essential. Artificial intelligence, or AI, is driving massive shifts across the globe, and every day more questions arise. The narrative in the media focuses heavily on an “AI arms race”, with the US and China as the key players. But there is more to the story. The US and China are certainly central figures but they are not the only ones in the race, and the finish line and what characterizes a “winner” is still unclear. There is no doubt, however, that AI will have a generational impact; for example, PwC estimates that AI could increase global GDP by $15.7 trillion by 2030. Given the sweeping societal considerations and monetary benefits, it is not surprising that governments around the…
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Msia receives new investments from Japanese companies

Msia receives new investments from Japanese companies

Digital Economy, Our Community, Sabah, Sarawak
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia has received numerous new investments and requests for expansion of old investments from Japanese companies following the visit by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to Japan last year, said Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI) Datuk Darell Leiking today. He said this was also due to the cooperation and diplomacy the two nations have shared for a long time. “Because of this, Japanese giant companies have expressed interest in new investments in the country as well as existing Japanese companies have also shown interest in expanding existing investments. “I have also met with several chairmen of established Japanese companies in Malaysia and they promised to increase their existing investments in Malaysia as they trust the Pakatan Harapan government led by Dr Mahathir,” he told reporters today…
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Tax on natural resources reflects true value of what Sarawak owns, economist points out

Tax on natural resources reflects true value of what Sarawak owns, economist points out

Digital Economy, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City
Associate Professor Dr Fatimah Karii KUCHING: The Sarawak government has been praised for introducing its own sales tax for petroleum products. Stressing that economic growth is about strategy and bold decision, Associate Professor Dr Fatimah Kari of Universiti Malaya (UM) said Sarawak is actually deprived of the profits of the true value of its resources despite being at the top of the country’s social prosperity indicator by virtue of its position as an oil and gas producer. Despite having resources such as oil and gas, “the sharing of wealth that benefits the producer state was minimal,” she pointed out. She was asked to comment on the impact of Sarawak-produced oil and gas on the state’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), pointing out it is taken away by Putrajaya which creates an “outwardly…
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