Dr M: New key discoveries are made using English

Dr M: New key discoveries are made using English

Our Community, Sabah, Sarawak
KUALA LUMPUR: Those championing the Malay language should put aside nationalistic pride to allow Science and Mathematics to be taught in English, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. “It will be difficult to find those who can translate newfound knowledge into the national language if we do not know the language in which the knowledge is acquired. “It is my view that nationalistic pride makes some of us more inclined towards maintaining our own language,” the Prime Minister said when answering a question by Ahmad Fahmi Mohamed Fadzil (Pakatan-Lembah Pantai) during Minister’s Question Time in Parliament yesterday. However, Dr Mahathir acknowledged there was a division between those who want the subjects to be taught in English and those who insist the use of the national language. He said the National Education…
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Without opening your wallet, you can raise RM1 for Greenpeace Malaysia

Without opening your wallet, you can raise RM1 for Greenpeace Malaysia

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City, Social Innovation
Last straw for single-use plastics Every year, 8 million metric tons of plastic currently arrive in our oceans, which is equivalent to five grocery bags filled with plastic for every foot of coastline in the world. Single-use plastics, or disposable plastics, are used only once before they are thrown away or recycled. These items include plastic bags, straws, coffee stirrers, soda and water bottles and most food packaging and they end up in our oceans and waterways. We produce roughly 300 million tons of plastic each year and half of it is disposable. Yet, world-wide only 10-13 per cent of plastic items are recycled. Greenpeace Malaysia is lobbying corporations and governments for a policy banning single-use plastic packaging, but movement has been very slow and opposed by the plastics industry.…
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Aspire 500 Conference, Cashing in on E-Wallets

Aspire 500 Conference, Cashing in on E-Wallets

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, FinTech, Our Community, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
Photo about the keynote speakers during the conference. Photos during the discussion. E-wallets becoming a trend in Malaysia, most of the speakers encourage the audience to use E-wallets.  Touch & Go CEO, Mr. Syahrunizam shared about his experience working as an entrepreneur to innovate new technologies for Touch & Go, looking for possible ways to keep it local as possible.  He mentioned that we need to see in a different way because there will be a lot more exciting during the journey. In addition, Mr. Syahrunizam gives some perspective about building loyalty like changing the narrative data that is required to give back to the customers, and successes on youth through their own innovation. Co-founder of Fave, Mr. Yeoh spoke that the youngest always come with spirit. The main focus…
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Plastic bags, straws banned in UMS cafeteria

Plastic bags, straws banned in UMS cafeteria

Community Initiative, Sabah, Smart City, Social Innovation
KOTA KINABALU : The Faculty of Medicine and Health Science (FMHS) Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) yesterday launched the concept of Bring Your Own Container (BYOC) in conjunction with the faculty’s annual Chinese New Year (CNY) Potluck and Celebration 2019. “BYOC is a unique concept whereby we encourage all the faculty students and staff to bring their own containers daily for their meals. In today’s CNY celebration, all lecturers, students and supporting staff brought their own containers to contain their food. We want to raise awareness to our faculty members and the nation that one plastic bag takes 500 years to degrade completely. Malaysia is the eight largest producer of mismanaged plastics in the world,” said Dr Yeap Boon Tat, deputy dean of Students Affairs and Alumni in a statement. “We…
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A historic moment for M’sians

A historic moment for M’sians

Sabah, Sarawak
KUALA LUMPUR: The unanimous amendment to the Federal Constitution is a historic moment reflecting total bipartisanship from leaders across the political divide, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. “For the first time in history, we achieved bipartisanship which is total and this is an achievement for the people in Malaysia,” he said during a press conference at the Parliament lobby yesterday. Dr Mahathir also thanked all parties, including the Opposition, for supporting the Pakatan Harapan government’s second bid to amend the Federal Constitution. “This is a new era where even the Opposition can see the benefit taken by the government,” he said. Dr Mahathir said those who are above the age of 18, who have yet to register under the old system, would be eligible to vote. “Yes, we…
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Biggest Digital Influencers’ Convention underway in Sabah

Biggest Digital Influencers’ Convention underway in Sabah

Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Sabah
Assistant Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Assaffal P. Alian standing in the middle (seventh right) with Ken Pan (eighth right), chairman of Sabah Tourism; Datuk KL Tan (sixth left), president of MATTA Malaysia; Srinjay Sengupta (fifth left), Co-Founder of Travel Earth India with the rest of the sponsors during the launching of Digital Influencers’ Convention. KOTA KINABALU: Digital Influencers’ Convention and Earthy Awards, organized and spearheaded by Travel.Earth, an Indian travel media company, started in Sabah yesterday. The event saw a huge response since its first announcement. With over 300 applicants registering for the event, a select 54 have been chosen to attend the event. These participants will  witness various aspects of Sabah and its local culture on two days of tours. This will be followed by two days of…
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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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Boost for tourism industry at Sabah’s east coast

Boost for tourism industry at Sabah’s east coast

Aviation and Aerospace, Brunei, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Sabah
Mohamaddin when interviewed at the open house. LAHAD DATU: The Tourism, Art and Culture Ministry will work on finding funds to boost the tourism industry and enhance tourism products at Sabah’s east coast. Its minister, Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi, said efforts were also being made to attract more local and foreign tourists as well as boosting eco-tourism in the area. Mohamaddin said Silam for example had several tourist attractions that could be visited, such as the Tower of Heaven, Danum Valley, Tabin Wild Reserve and others. “We (the ministry) will promote tourism attractions in Malaysia including here in Silam as well as in Sabah through the Travel Mart outside the country. “In the coming months, we will attend more travel marts including those in Beijing, Russia and Europe,” said the Silam…
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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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