Communications Ministry To Form New Commission For Startups

Communications Ministry To Form New Commission For Startups

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, General, Industry 4.0, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
Communications Ministry to form new commission for startups PETALING JAYA, Sept 28 — The Communications and Multimedia Ministry is considering setting up a commission specifically designed for the startup industry in Malaysia. Minister Gobind Singh Deo said today that there is a need for the government to take an interest in this industry. Figure 1: Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo and MCMC chairman Al-Ishsal Ishak attend a dialogue in Kuala Lumpur September 28, 2018. “The government must play an active role in encouraging and facilitating this startup industry and in making sure that it succeeds. “In order to do this, the government must come out with initiatives that assist this industry,” he told reporters after attending an industry dialogue today. “I think the time has come for us…
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The Air Force Picks a Winner For Its Huey Replacement Helicopter Contract

The Air Force Picks a Winner For Its Huey Replacement Helicopter Contract

Aviation and Aerospace, General, Industry 4.0
Boeing/Leonardo team wins Huey replacement contract WASHINGTON (Sept 26)— In an upset, a Boeing-Leonardo team has won a $2.38 billion contract to manufacture a new batch of helicopters to replace the Air Force’s UH-1N Huey used to guard the service’s nuclear missile silos. Boeing and Leonardo’s MH-139, a militarized version of the commercial AW139 manufactured by Leonardo subsidiary AgustaWestland in Philadelphia, beat out Lockheed Martin Sikorsky and Sierra Nevada Corp., which both offered versions of the UH-60 Black Hawk — which some analysts saw as the service’s aircraft of choice going into the competition. As such, the Sept. 24 contract announcement is a major victory for the Boeing-Leonardo team, which received an initial $375 million for the first four helicopters and the integration of military-specific items needed to bring the AW139 to…
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Google Launches New Travel-Planning Tools

Google Launches New Travel-Planning Tools

Digital Economy, General, Industry 4.0, Smart City
Google launches new travel-planning tools Slowly but surely, Google  is expanding its portfolio of travel offerings that now range from hotel- and flight-booking services to trip planning tools. Today, it’s launching yet another set of new travel features that focus on travel planning and hotel bookings. Figure 1: Google launches new travel-planning tools. Maybe the most interesting new tool, especially if you are planning to travel over the holidays, is a new landing page that shows you when to best book your flights ahead of Thanksgiving, the December holidays and New Year’s based on 2017’s price changes. The tool is a bit limited in the number of city pairs it supports, but if you plan to fly on one of the 25 supported routes, then it could definitely save you a few dollars (assuming…
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Agensi Kerajaan, Swasta Dipelawa Sertai ‘Business Excellence Exposition 2018’

Agensi Kerajaan, Swasta Dipelawa Sertai ‘Business Excellence Exposition 2018’

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, General, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City
Agensi kerajaan, swasta dipelawa sertai ‘Business Excellence Exposition 2018’ KUCHING (27 September): Agensi kerajaan dan swasta di Sarawak dipelawa menyertai persidangan ‘Business Excellence Exposition 2018’ anjuran Perbadanan Produktiviti Malaysia (MPC) Wilayah Sarawak di Pusat Konvensyen Borneo Kuching (BCCK) pada 24 dan 25 Oktober depan. Ahli Lembaga Pengarah MPC Wilayah Sarawak Datuk Abang Abdul Karim Tun Openg berkata, tujuan persidangan itu diadakan adalah untuk memberi peluang kepada organisasi terbabit mempraktikkan amalan operasi semasa dan menyelaraskannya dengan Rangka Kerja Kecemerlangan Perniagaan Malaysia (MBEF). Figure 1: TERIMA KASIH: Abang Abdul Karim menyampaikan cenderamata kepada Pengarah Strategi Korporat dan Komunikasi Universiti Putra Malaysia Profesor Madya Dr Azmawani Abdul Rahman selaku penceramah pada program ‘IN-101: Workshop On Effective Communication For Business Excellence 2018’ pada satu majlis di Kuching, semalam. Selain itu katanya, ia bertujuan berkongsikan amalan…
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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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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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Govt To Identify New System To Provide Clean Water To Kelantan, Sabah and Sarawak

Govt To Identify New System To Provide Clean Water To Kelantan, Sabah and Sarawak

Farming & Agriculture, Fishing, General, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
Govt to identify new system to provide clean water to Kelantan, Sabah and Sarawak PUTRAJAYA (September 26): The government is identifying a new system that can be used to provide clean water supply to the people in the interior of Kelantan, Sabah and Sarawak in five years’ time. Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr A Xavier Jayakumar said the system would be developed in collaboration with the private sector. Figure 1: Dr A Xavier Jayakumar. “The clean water sources in (the interior of) Kelantan, Sabah and Sarawak are at a critical level. “So, we need a sustainable and cost-saving system to solve the problem. “The Kelantan people came to see me and asked the federal government to provide clean water to them,” he said after officiating at the 4th…
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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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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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