Young entrepreneurs urged to engage with ministry

Young entrepreneurs urged to engage with ministry

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City
KUALA LUMPUR, March 5 (Bernama) -- Young entrepreneurs should actively engage the Entrepreneur Development Ministry and its related agencies for assistance to widen their businesses beyond the local market. Its Minister Datuk Seri Redzuan Yusof said the ministry, through its agencies, was always ready to help the young entrepreneurs, especially those who are starting out and desiring to develop their businesses in the country and the region. “Don’t wait for us (agencies) to reach out to you (entrepreneurs). You must be pro-active and look for us to assist your businesses. At the agencies, we have the proper training and methods to help you boost your business further,” he told reporters after giving the keynote address at the Malaysia-ASEAN Entrepreneurs Day 2019 here today. [Source: "Young entrepreneurs urged to engage with…
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PELUANG LATIHAN PERCUMA DAN PEKERJAAN DALAM INDUSTRI MINYAK & GAS! 15 KEKOSONGAN

PELUANG LATIHAN PERCUMA DAN PEKERJAAN DALAM INDUSTRI MINYAK & GAS! 15 KEKOSONGAN

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City
PELUANG LATIHAN PERCUMA (TAJAAN YAYASAN SARAWAK DENGAN KERJASAMA SERBA DINAMIK SDN BHD & CENTEXS) DAN PEKERJAAN DALAM INDUSTRI MINYAK & GAS! 15 KEKOSONGAN (WARGA SARAWAK ATAU YANG TINGGAL DI SARAWAK SAHAJA) Nama Program: Rotating Static Equipment Technician Objektif: Untuk meningkatkan penyertaan bumiputera di dalam bidang pekerjaan berkemahiran tinggi dengan pendapatan lumayan di industri minyak dan gas. Pensijilan antarabangsa yang ditawarkan dengan tajaan kerajaan negeri: • Certificate in Basic Engineering awarded by City & Guilds Institute of London • Certificate in Plant Maintenance awarded by City & Guilds Institute of London • International Health and Safety Passport certified by Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB), the United Kingdom Kemasukkan: April 2019 Tempoh kursus: 5 bulan (3 bulan teori - Santubong, Kuching; 2 bulan praktikal - Bintulu) Syarat-syarat kelayakan: • Warga/anak Jati…
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HTC’s blockchain phone can now be purchased with fiat currency

HTC’s blockchain phone can now be purchased with fiat currency

Digital Economy, FinTech, Smart City
Until now, the Exodus 1 has, fittingly, only been available for purchase with cryptocurrency. Starting today, however, interested parties will be able to pick HTC’s blockchain phone up through more traditional means, including USD, which prices the handset at a not unreasonable $699. One assumes, of course, if you’ve got enough of an interested in purchasing a blockchain phone that they’ve already got a bit of Bitcoin, Ether or Litecoin lying about. This move, however, is very clearly about helping growing the product beyond its initial soft launch. When the device was released last year, HTC was pretty clearly expecting to sell it in limited quantities to users who could essentially help beta test the product in the wild. HTC Decentralized Chief Officer Phil Chen calls the product the company’s…
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Malaysia’s proptech startup NEXPlatform raises $189K from Cradle Fund

Malaysia’s proptech startup NEXPlatform raises $189K from Cradle Fund

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, FinTech, Smart City
NEXPlatform co-founder Alvin Chooi (second from left) and Cradle Fund chief investment officer Juliana Jan (second from right). Malaysia-based proptech startup NEXPlatform has raised RM775,000 ($189,000) from Cradle Fund via its Direct Equity 800 (DEQ800) investment programme, it said in a statement on Friday. The startup will use the fresh capital to upgrade its platform and service, and for team and market expansion. This is the first external funding for NEXPlatform, which brings together property developers, real estate agents, solicitors and bankers on a common digital platform to facilitate the property lifecycle from pre-sales to after-sales services. “Currently, there are more than hundreds of property projects listed on our platform, which including the reputable and big scale developers in Malaysia. Also, there are over 5,000 users with at least 30,000…
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Serba Dinamik posts record high net profit of RM387.9m in FY18

Serba Dinamik posts record high net profit of RM387.9m in FY18

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Sarawak, Smart City
KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 27): Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd’s net profit soared to record high in the fourth quarter ended Dec 31, 2018 (4QFY18), thanks to an increase in activities in the operation and maintenance (O&M) segment. The company announced that its net profit climbed 39% to RM109.29 million, or 7.44 sen per share, for 4QFY18, compared with RM78.57 million or 5.89 sen per share a year ago. Quarterly revenue stood at RM978 million, up 21.21% from RM806.87 million in 4QFY17, according to Bursa Malaysia today, . The company’s O&M segment registered higher operating profit of RM163.28 million in 4QFY18, 28.91% higher compared with RM126.66 million a year ago. The group declared a fourth interim single tier dividend of 2.3 sen per share, payable on March 28. For the full year…
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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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Kunjungi Untan, Ketua Hipmi Kalbar Beberkan Maksud dan Tujuannya

Kunjungi Untan, Ketua Hipmi Kalbar Beberkan Maksud dan Tujuannya

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Kalimantan, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City
Kunjungi Untan, Ketua Hipmi Kalbar Beberkan Maksud dan Tujuannya Ketua umum BPD Himpunan Pengusaha Muda Indonesia (Hipmi) Kalbar, Dania Yuniarti Abdussamad TRIBUNPONTIANAK.CO.ID, PONTIANAK -   Ketua umum BPD Himpunan Pengusaha Indonesia  (Hipmi) Kalbar, Dania Yuniarti Abdussamad berkunjung ke Universitas Tanjungpura untuk menemui Rektor Untan Thamrin Usman Dea, bersama Chief Technical Officer Start Up Borneo Abdul Qaiyum Alidin, Jumaat (1/2) . Maksud dan tujuan kedatangan adalah kunjungan balasan dari Startup Borneo dan komunitas Enterpreneur, sertan himpunan kreatif dari Sarawak didampingin Chip Of Digital Economy Kerjaan Sarawakm Malaysia. Dania mengatakan sangat senang dan bangga karena momentum kunjungan dari Sarawak tidak hanya kunjungan biasa, tetapi dibuka dengan acara seminar yang hampir dihadiri oleh 1000 peserta mengenai memanfaatkan peluang usaha melalui digital. ''Dimana jaman sekarang digital ekonomi tidak dapat dibendung lagi dengan pertumbuhan revolusi industri…
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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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Time for Sabah, Sarawak to play bigger role

Time for Sabah, Sarawak to play bigger role

Aviation and Aerospace, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
Dato Madani Sahari As a Sarawakian, I am aware that there has been decades-long limitation in bringing the automotive industry to Sabah and Sarawak, as the logistics factors alone make it seemingly challenging to set up an automotive manufacturing ecosystem. However, with the advent of technology and disruptions within the mobility sector, new opportunities have arisen for the people of Sabah and Sarawak. With the correct strategy, it is the right time for meaningful participation, with new comparative advantages now available for the region. MARii has long been working closely with the Australian government to develop numerous turnkey projects in electric mobility and advanced manufacturing for the benefit of Malaysians. Now, in the case of Sabah and Sarawak, an opportunity has presented itself. Firstly, the advent of online technology has…
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MAHB’s retail revolution more than just business

MAHB’s retail revolution more than just business

Aviation and Aerospace, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
SEPANG: The word “lifestyle” may seem out of place at an airport, but it is exactly what Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) aims to inject into its five international airports in five years. The country’s main airport operator is looking to revamp the commercial space at international airports in Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, Penang, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching. In an interview with FMT, Mohammad Nazli Abdul Aziz, who is spearheading the commercial reset, said the exercise is about raising the standards of airport retail and realising the full potential of commercial space. “Look at other airports in the region like Singapore, South Korea and Hong Kong. Their average sales per pax (SPP) is at least two to three times more than KLIA’s,” he said. Nazli, who is also MAHB’s senior general…
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