SoftBank offers to invest US$40b in Indonesia’s new capital

SoftBank offers to invest US$40b in Indonesia’s new capital

Kalimantan, Smart City, Social Innovation
JAKARTA: SoftBank Group Corp offered to invest US$30bil to US$40bil toward the development of a new Indonesian capital, a senior member of President Joko Widodo’s cabinet said on Friday (Jan 17). SoftBank Chief Executive Officer and founder Masayoshi Son met Jokowi, as the head of state is popularly known, in Jakarta last week and expressed his interest in joining the project. The billionaire has already been appointed to the steering committee overseeing the city’s construction. "I will meet Masayoshi in Davos and then Tokyo, ” Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investments Luhut Pandjaitan told a news conference in Jakarta. The "president will decide on the matter in February.” The size of the investment proposal from the Japanese company is puzzling as Indonesia has estimated the total cost of building…
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Borneo can be an economic powerhouse in Asia, says Shafie

Borneo can be an economic powerhouse in Asia, says Shafie

Aviation and Aerospace, Brunei, Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Kalimantan, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City, Social Innovation
Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal said the island of Borneo, which is shared by three countries including Malaysia, has the potential to be an economic powerhouse in the Asian region. — Bernama pic TARAKAN (Indonesia), Oct 2 — The island of Borneo, which is shared by three countries including Malaysia, has the potential to be an economic powerhouse in the Asian region, said Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal. He said the area, covering Sabah dan Sarawak, Kalimantan dan Brunei, was rich with natural resources, particularly oil and gas. The island’s proximity to China and South Korea would also contribute to the economic growth, he said. “I am confident Borneo can become a regional economic power not only due to its large size but also its…
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Sarawak Energy’s Inaugural Sustainability and Renewable Energy Forum (SAREF) 2019 To Be Held in Kuching 10 -11 Dec

Sarawak Energy’s Inaugural Sustainability and Renewable Energy Forum (SAREF) 2019 To Be Held in Kuching 10 -11 Dec

Aviation and Aerospace, Brunei, Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Kalimantan, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City, Social Innovation
Sarawak Energy Group Chief Executive Officer Datu Haji Sharbini Suhaili KUCHING, 14 OCTOBER 2019, MONDAY: Sarawak Energy is organising its first own-brand thought leadership conference as a platform for greater discussion on sustainability and renewable energy. Organised with the Ministry of Utilities Sarawak, the Sustainability and Renewable Energy Forum or SAREF 2019 will be held at Borneo Convention Center Kuching (BCCK) in Kuching from 10 to 11 December 2019. Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Haji Johari Tun Abang Haji Openg is expected to officiate at the opening of the forum, together with Sarawak Minister for Utilities Dato Sri Dr. Stephen Rundi anak Utom and Sarawak Energy Group CEO Datu Haji Sharbini Suhaili (pic). Speaking at a special session to headline the event will be Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh who…
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International Applied Vibration Conference (IAViC) 2019 On 13th and 14th November in Kuala Lumpur

International Applied Vibration Conference (IAViC) 2019 On 13th and 14th November in Kuala Lumpur

Brunei, Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Kalimantan, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City, Social Innovation
This November, the IMM Vibration Committee is once again proud to organize an exciting conference cum exhibition (IAViC2019) that addresses “Vibration Technology in the era of Industrial Revolution 4.0”. Pioneering as the largest vibration technical community in Malaysia, IAViC serves as the ideal platform to share latest technologies as well as discoveries from various industries locally and globally. With the event set to be held on 13-14 November 2019 at Sheraton Imperial, Kuala Lumpur, IAViC 2019 seeks to dig through the latest industrial challenges, promoting cross-application and catalysing the exchange of ideas. Prepare to indulge yourself as we showcase the latest technologies and case studies from esteemed vibrations academicians, worldwide practitioners and decorated experts in their respective fields through keynote addresses, technical talks, forums and exhibition. Therefore, IAViC 2019 is…
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Curtin Malaysia hosting International Conference on Materials Technology and Energy in November

Curtin Malaysia hosting International Conference on Materials Technology and Energy in November

Brunei, Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Industry 4.0, Kalimantan, Renewable Energy, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City, Social Innovation
Miri – 5 September 2019 – Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) is hosting the 2nd International Conference on Materials Technology and Energy (ICMTE 2019) at its campus from 6 to 8 November 2019. Co-organised with The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) Miri Branch and the Institution of Materials Malaysia (IMM) Miri Chapter with support from the Sarawak Convention Bureau, ICMTE 2019 will focus on advanced technology for construction and engineering, as well as renewable energy and environmental issues. It will provide a platform for researchers, engineers and academics from some 10 countries to exchange knowledge and ideas, and discuss innovations, trends and future challenges related to materials technology and energy. The conference’s keynote and plenary speakers will comprise Dato’ Dr. Ir. Mohd. Abdul Karim Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer of Serba Dinamik…
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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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Historian Khoo Kay Kim, 82, passes on from lung failure

Historian Khoo Kay Kim, 82, passes on from lung failure

Brunei, Kalimantan, Sabah, Sarawak
PETALING JAYA: Emeritus Professor Tan Sri Dr Khoo Kay Kim, widely regarded as Malaysia's national historian, died of lung failure on Tuesday morning (May 28) at the University Malaya Medical Centre at the age of 82. Born in 1937 to Peranakan Chinese parents in Kampar, Perak, Khoo started out wanting to be a football player, but eventually chose to go to university. It led him to a scholarly life, dedicated to history. Khoo, who graduated from Universiti Malaya, never slowed down in the academic field, spending decades shaping the course of education history in the country. He served for over 50 years in Universiti Malaya’s history department, becoming a lecturer first in 1967 and, subsequently, gaining his professorship and appointment as the chair of Malaysian History from 1974 up to his…
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Komited bantu IR 4.0 di Malaysia, Serba Dinamik anjur sidang kemuncak

Komited bantu IR 4.0 di Malaysia, Serba Dinamik anjur sidang kemuncak

Brunei, Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Kalimantan, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9BRizDYBMo[/embed] Menyahut seruan kerajaan dalam memacu Malaysia sebagai tumpuan industri teknologi tinggi menjelang 2025 selaras dengan dasar nasional industri empat perpuluhan kosong. Syarikat multinasional, Serba Dinamik Holdings Berhad bakal mengadakan Sidang Kemuncak Beyond Paradigm pada Julai ini. Pengarah Urusan Kumpulannya, Datuk Dr Mohd Abdul Karim Abdullah berkata, sidang itu bertujuan memberi peluang kepada rakyat Malaysia memahami dengan lebih mendalam mengenai IR empat perpuluhan kosong.. Sekaligus menjadikan mereka lebih berdaya saing. [Source: "Komited bantu IR 4.0 di Malaysia, Serba Dinamik anjur sidang kemuncak" published by AstroAwani] Photo Credits: AstroAwani
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Hanson Robotics’ Little Sophia Teaches STEM, Robotics, AI to Children

Hanson Robotics’ Little Sophia Teaches STEM, Robotics, AI to Children

Brunei, Community Initiative, Digital Economy, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Kalimantan, Our Community, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
Hanson Robotics' Little Sophia is Sophia the Robot's little sister. Little Sophia, a human-like miniature version of Sophia is a new kind of STEM, AI, and coding learning companion for ages 7+ individuals and a great tool for teachers and schools. Hanson Robotics is a multiple award-winning Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics company based in Hong Kong that creates empathetic, living, intelligent humanoid robots with embedded state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence that are designed to colive, cowork, educate, and collaborate with humans. Hanson Robotics' robots work with a combination of neural networks, machine perception, adaptive motor control, and conversational natural language processing (NLP). With 14-inches tall Little Sophia, Hanson Robotics aims to encourage early introduction of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), AI, coding, and robotics to children in a fun and creative way picking on the natural…
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Indonesia pindahkan ibu negara

Indonesia pindahkan ibu negara

Kalimantan, Sabah, Sarawak
JOKO Widodo JAKARTA: Indonesia sudah membuat keputusan memindahkan ibu negaranya dari Jakarta, bandar raya keempat paling sesak di dunia ke lokasi di luar Pulau Jawa. Menurut Menteri Perancangan, Bambang Brodjonegoro, lokasi baru ibu negara Indonesia itu bagaimanapun, belum diputuskan. “Presiden Joko Widodo (Jokowi) sudah membuat keputusan memindahkan ibu negara luar dari Pulau Jawa, satu keputusan yang penting,” katanya selepas mesyuarat kabinet di sini, semalam. Menurutnya, lokasi pemindahan belum diputuskan namun mempertimbangkan kawasan di sebelah timur Indonesia. Sebelum ini, agensi berita Antara melaporkan, antara wilayah yang berada dalam senarai lokasi pemindahan ialah Palangkaraya di Kalimantan Tengah. Widodo menekankan pentingnya mempertimbangkan kemajuan negara pada masa depan dan pemindahan ibu negara itu memerlukan persediaan rapi, yang mungkin terlaksana dalam masa 10 tahun. Jakarta kini mempunyai 10 juta penduduk, namun jumlah penduduk di wilayah…
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