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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5 Terengganu Students Beat 100 Countries To Win Top Award In European Exhibition

5 Terengganu Students Beat 100 Countries To Win Top Award In European Exhibition

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Renewable Energy, Smart City
A group of students from SMK Panji Alam, Terengganu recently nabbed four awards at the 11th European Exhibition of Creativity and Innovation (Euroinvent 2019) The team - consisting of five Form 5 students - beat 635 teams from 100 countries in the ordinary school category. Euroinvent 2019 was held at the Palace of Culture in Iași, Romania from 16 to 18 May. Front Desk reported that of the four awards, 'Team Inovasi SMKPA' managed to win the 'Special Prize Award Euroinvent', which is also the highest honour at Euroinvent. The other three awards include the 'Gold Medal Award Euroinvent', 'Special Award Corneliu Group Romania', and 'Special Honour of Toronto Invention Society Canada'. The team's invention is a product to treat water that is made entirely out of natural materials. Named…
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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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KEC International holds ‘Air pollution public awareness’ drive at Tg Batu beach

KEC International holds ‘Air pollution public awareness’ drive at Tg Batu beach

Farming & Agriculture, Fishing, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City
The KEC staff collecting rubbish along the Tg Batu beach. BINTULU: KEC International (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, a primary contractor of Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB), recently held an ‘Air pollution public awareness’ drive at Tanjung Batu beach in conjunction with the World Environment Day. Themed ‘Beat Air Pollution, World Environment Day celebrated on June 5 is one of the most important days observed by the United Nations worldwide as a platform for encouraging awareness and propagating the need for protecting the environment. Since its conception in 1974, World Environment Day has had a special theme relating to the pressing environmental concern of the time. “It is a celebration of all nature has to offer, but on the other hand, it serves as a healthy reminder that we should be more aware…
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Singapore trip 2019

Singapore trip 2019

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City
Singapore trip 2019 We are here to compete again with Asia best startup.. Pray for us to make Malaysia proud.. Hajime Kindaichi Miabella Safiy#siasitok #siasitokSL #bepositive #pemikirsosialis #SMKAMI #pengacarahebat#signlanguage #flashcardsiasitok #alhamdulillah #terimakasihsemua#rezekiAllah #rezekianak2 #Trainerhebat #trainersiasitok #MajlisBeliaMalaysia#magicsarawak #maycMelaka #startupborneo #startupMalaysia#startupmelaka #ownyourfuture #alsharqconference2019 #alumniSMKAmi#top100apac #Echelon2019 [Source: Facebook Awang Shahrizan] Photo Credits: Facebook Awang Shahrizan
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