Over 800,000 builders to benefit from Green Card

Over 800,000 builders to benefit from Green Card

Industry 4.0, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
Tan Sri Dr Ahmad Tajuddin Ali KUALA LUMPUR: Over 800,000 construction workers will benefit from the new Construction Personnel Registration Card, or Green Card, set to take effect in August this year. Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) chairman, Tan Sri Dr Ahmad Tajuddin Ali, said via the technological advancement of the Construction Personnel Registration Card Enhancement Programme, the new card will allow CIDB to have better control over security and card issuance management. “Over the years, we discovered that many dishonest parties were producing fake registration cards. Therefore we required a card with an enhanced security feature so that it couldn’t be cloned,” he told Bernama. Ahmad Tajuddin said the new card will include a virtual ID which can be accessed by the users, employers and CIDB enforcement officers to…
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TOP 50 MOST FUNDED DIGITAL STARTUPS IN ASEAN IN 2018

TOP 50 MOST FUNDED DIGITAL STARTUPS IN ASEAN IN 2018

Aviation and Aerospace, Brunei, Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Kalimantan, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
1. Singapore – GRAB ($5.8 billion) Grab is Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing platform that offers the fastest booking service for taxis, private cars and motorbikes through one mobile. Their go-to-market strategies and campaign have successfully garnered countless users across 6 countries in less than four years. 2. Singapore – Sea (Garena) ($2.0 billion) Garena is a leading platform provider for online PC and mobile digital content in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, as well as the exclusive operator in the region for popular titles such as League of Legends, FIFA Online 3, Point Blank, Blade & Soul and Arena of Valor. 3. Indonesia – Tokopedia ($1.1 billion) Tokopedia’s mission is to democratize commerce through technology. Since its founding in 2009, Tokopedia has been a force that pioneers digital transformation in Indonesia. 4. Malaysia –…
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Top 20 best funded startups in Malaysia

Top 20 best funded startups in Malaysia

Aviation and Aerospace, Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City
With one of the most developed digital economy in the region, Malaysia is a key country for startups in Southeast Asia. With a maturing startup eco-system, Malaysia is home to an ever-growing number of companies that aim at developing a solid base of operations there before expanding abroad. The startups and technology companies listed hereafter are involved in a number of industries and businesses, from digital media to e-commerce, financials services to software and much more, Malaysian startups are engaged in the development of new verticals and the disruption of a broad range of industries. Not as famous as some startups from Singapore, Malaysian startups often focus on small business niches and tackle professional problems. But even though they have not yet joined the restrictive group of unicorns of Southeast Asia, Malaysian startups…
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Be aware of environmental impact of projects, developers told

Be aware of environmental impact of projects, developers told

Community Initiative, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Sabah, Smart City
Standing from left, Lung, Chua and Ng witness the MoU signing ceremony between Gamuda Land and the seven retailers. Seated on fourth right is Cheo. KOTA KINABALU: Assistant Finance Minister Kenny Chua urged property developers to be aware of the environmental impact of their developments, particularly in relation to flash floods. Chua, who is also the Inanam assemblyman, said the state government welcomed developers to undertake development projects in Sabah. At the same time, he said developers should also take into consideration environmental factors in their projects. “For example, one of the reasons causing the flash floods yesterday (Saturday) was development. “In the process of developing Sabah, we should be sensitive to  environmental impact so as not to bring damage to properties of nearby residents.” Chua said he did not…
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Canada plans to ban ‘harmful’ single-use plastics by 2021

Canada plans to ban ‘harmful’ single-use plastics by 2021

Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Smart City
(CNN) Canada will ban many single-use plastic items by 2021, including bags, straws, cutlery and stirring sticks, to cut harmful waste damaging the country's ecosystems. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the measures Monday, describing "a problem we simply can't ignore." "Plastic waste ends up in our landfills and incinerators, litters our parks and beaches, and pollutes our rivers, lakes, and oceans, entangling and killing turtles, fish, and marine mammals," the Canadian leader said in a statement. "Less than 10 per cent of plastic used in Canada gets recycled. Without a change in course, Canadians will throw away an estimated $11 billion worth of plastic materials each year by 2030." According to the Canadian government, every year 1 million birds and more than 100,000 sea mammals worldwide are injured or die…
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Malaysia says it’s using Huawei technology ‘as much as possible’

Malaysia says it’s using Huawei technology ‘as much as possible’

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
Hong Kong (CNN Business) The US campaign against Huawei is causing some countries to think twice about using the Chinese company's products. Malaysia is not one of them. "We try to make use of their technology as much as possible," Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said in Tokyo on Thursday, before praising Huawei's research prowess. The Trump administration has for months waged a campaign against Huawei, preventing US companies from selling components to the telecom equipment maker and urging allies not to use its products in their 5G networks. The United States claims that Beijing could use Huawei equipment to spy on other countries, a charge the company has repeatedly denied. The fight is forcing governments and telecom providers to make tough choices about using Huawei gear in their next-generation…
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24-Year-Old Is The First Malaysian To Receive A US University’s Highest Engineering Award

24-Year-Old Is The First Malaysian To Receive A US University’s Highest Engineering Award

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Smart City
Saiful, who is a Public Service Department (JPA) scholar, was awarded the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' Engineering Honor Marshal on Friday, May 3. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, with a Minor in Energy Business and Finance. Additionally, the JPA scholar achieved a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.0. "Saiful Hakimi has demonstrated his academic achievements considerably, as well as strong leadership skill throughout college, in addition to the various initiatives he has taken beyond [the] academic classroom," representatives of the University said, according to JPA's statement. Saiful's parents were present during the auspicious event. In a video speech posted to JPA's Facebook page, Saiful expressed his thanks to the Department for sponsoring him and his friends for the…
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S’wak govt to carry on with business-friendly policies – Abang Johari

S’wak govt to carry on with business-friendly policies – Abang Johari

Brunei, Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sabah, Sarawak
Liaw (front row, right) exchanging the signed MoU with Hao (front row, second left) while witnessed by Abang Johari (back row, fourth right), Awang Tengah (back row, fifth right) and other guests. – Photo by Chimon Upon KUCHING: The Sarawak Government will carry on with its business-friendly policies and create a more conducive environment to attract more high value and high-technology investments to Sarawak. This was the assurance given by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg who expressed his confidence that the increase in public spending within these two years to build the state’s physical and digital infrastructure will further enhance Sarawak’s economic growth to about six per cent. “Sarawak’s economy need to grow by at least six per cent annually in order to be able to attain…
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Kota Kinabalu lokasi terbaik laksana trem pertama di Malaysia

Kota Kinabalu lokasi terbaik laksana trem pertama di Malaysia

Digital Economy, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Sabah, Smart City
Teknologi trem dilihat sangat mapan dan mampu memberi kesan positif kepada penduduk setempat. – Gambar hiasan TATKALA projek kereta api hangat diperkatakan ibarat ‘pisang goreng panas’ di semenanjung Malaysia, siapa sangka sebenarnya bandar raya Kota Kinabalu merupakan destinasi terbaik perlaksanaan Trem pertama di Malaysia. Mengapa saya kata begitu? Trem Hong Kong disediakan sebagai salah satu strategi daya tarikan pelancong di kawasan terpilih Perlaksanaan projek trem ini sinonim dengan kawasan strategik bandar raya Kota Kinabalu. Siapa yang masih ragu bahawa sebenarnya bandar raya Kota Kinabalu merupakan pusat bandar raya perlancongan bertaraf antarabangsa dan pesat membangun sejak 15 tahun dahulu. Kawasan bandar rayanya yang hampir dengan laut di samping banyak hotel bertaraf 5 bintang menambahkan lagi seri bandar raya tersebut. Malah, terdapat perancangan untuk membina hotel dan taman tema perlancongan bertaraf 6…
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Skyports and Volocopter Building ‘Volo-Port’ in Singapore

Skyports and Volocopter Building ‘Volo-Port’ in Singapore

Aviation and Aerospace, Digital Economy, Industry 4.0, Smart City
Skyports and Volocopter plan to have a mobile Volo-Port constructed in Singapore and ready for when the eVTOL air-taxi market takes flight. (Artist's rendering) UK-based Skyports and Germany’s eVTOL builder Volocopter will build the first mobile Volo-Port, designed by Brandlab, for urban air taxis in Singapore later this year, the companies announced today. The project partners said the Volo-Port prototype will be a test site to measure the customer experience; showcase customer services and amenities, including the boarding process and passenger lounges; facilitate practical testing of operational procedures such as ground operations and services, including battery swaps and charging, maintenance, safety, and security; and provide regulator input opportunity into the facility design before it is rolled out at multiple locations. “Once regulation comes through on the aviation and city level—and this will be sooner than…
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