Sabah to churn out skilled manpower in aircraft maintenance at KKIP

Sabah to churn out skilled manpower in aircraft maintenance at KKIP

Aviation and Aerospace, Industry 4.0, Sabah
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah is set to produce skilled manpower in the nation's aviation industry as the Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park (KKIP) Aerospace Training Centre collaborates with big companies on aircraft maintenance training and anchor vendor initiatives. The companies are MASwings Sdn Bhd, Layang-Layang Aerospace, Mega Aerospace Sdn Bhd and CAAC Malaysia Sdn Bhd for on-the-job training; as well as Bataras Sdn Bhd and the Department of Industrial Research and Development for anchor-vendor development programmes. Located within KKIP, about 30 minutes from the state capital, the training centre is expected to secure a significant share of revenue from the aerospace industry by developing skilled manpower, providing Sabah an opportunity to tap into the high value-added industry. Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said the state must develop and utilise the…
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Sabah’s only innovation and creativity centre on track to shape resilient community

Sabah’s only innovation and creativity centre on track to shape resilient community

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Our Community, Sabah, Smart City, Social Innovation
KOTA KINABALU: Having only begun operating for four months, the Sabah Creative Economy and Innovation Centre has achieved several accomplishments in fostering an innovative and resilient community despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Highlights include the concept of Augmented Reality (AR) or Virtual Reality (VR) in tourism, pushing for innovation among locals, and establishing a partnership with the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC). The centre's general manager Viviantie Sarjuni said the AR/VR Tourism idea was picked to be among the top 10 in the Startup Weekend online organised by Techstar - an American seed accelerator founded in 2006 in Boulder, Colorado. "The idea came from one of the participants Zikri Zainudin, who is a Sabahan. The idea is to make changes to a person's perception of their physical surroundings when…
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Kerajaan benar pemegang status MM2H terkandas kembali ke Malaysia

Kerajaan benar pemegang status MM2H terkandas kembali ke Malaysia

Aviation and Aerospace, Sabah, Sarawak
Source: Published by FMT Reporters on May 16,2020 at 11:28 AM Kerajaan berkata terdapat 253 pemegang status MM2H yang terkandas di luar negara sejak PKP berkuat kuasa pada 18 Mac. PETALING JAYA: Kerajaan membenarkan ekspatriat dan ahli keluarga mereka di bawah program Malaysia Rumah Keduaku (MM2H) yang terkandas di luar negara kembali ke negara ini bermula esok. Seramai 253 pemegang status MM2H dan tanggungan mereka terkandas di pelbagai negara berikutan pelaksanaan perintah kawalan pergerakan (PKP) pada 18 Mac. Menteri Pelancongan, Kesenian dan Kebudayaan, Nancy Shukri berkata, susulan PKP diganti dengan perintah kawalan pergerakan bersyarat (PKPB) mulai 13 Mei sehingga 9 Jun, kerajaan memutuskan ekspatriat dan tanggungan mereka boleh pulang ke negara ini mulai esok (17 Mei). “Walaupun kerajaan mengalu-alukan kepulangan ahli MM2H yang terkandas, mereka harus mematuhi semua syarat PKP,”…
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Wujudkan usaha kolektif, bina semula industri pelancongan

Wujudkan usaha kolektif, bina semula industri pelancongan

Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City, Social Innovation
Source: Published by Media Baharu from Nasional on Mei 15, 2020. KUALA LUMPUR, 15 Mei - Semua pihak termasuk kerajaan, sektor swasta dan pemain industri pelancongan perlu mewujudkan usaha kolektif bagi membina semula industri pelancongan negara. Menteri Pelancongan, Kesenian dan Kebudayaan, Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri berkata, langkah tersebut bagi memastikan industri pelancongan terus berdaya tahan dan Malaysia kekal sebagai destinasi pilihan utama. Beliau turut menggariskan 10 langkah yang boleh dilaksanakan termasuk mengubahsuai strategi pemasaran dan promosi, memanfaatkan teknologi dan menjalin kerjasama serta membentuk persaingan sihat. Tambahnya, negara juga perlu mengamalkan pelancongan bertanggungjawab dengan menerapkan kebiasaan baharu dalam aktiviti perniagaan harian. Beliau berkata demikian pada sidang media secara maya pelancaran TPN Virtual Advisory Clinic (T-VAC), perkhidmatan rundingan secara maya bagi usahawan dalam sektor pelancongan inisiatif Tourism Productivity Nexus (TPN) bersama Perbadanan…
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US$5 bil oil refinery, airport in Lawas to be game changer

US$5 bil oil refinery, airport in Lawas to be game changer

Brunei, Renewable Energy, Sabah, Sarawak
Source: Published by Lim How Pim from Borneo Post Online on November 30, 2019, Saturday at 5:07 PM. Abang Johari (front row, fourth right) and other members of his delegation pose for a group photo. KUCHING: The proposed US$ 5 billion oil refinery in Lawas would be a game changer for development in the northern region of Sarawak and Sarawak economy as a whole once completed, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. Abang Johari said the refinery complex should be completed by 2022 if the current negotiation and preparations were proceeding as scheduled. He made these remarks during a briefing at the Sinopec oil refinery complex in Hainan today. A statement today said the chief minster was leading a delegation of state officials on a two-day fact-finding…
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Perpindahan ibu negara Indonesia beri impak besar kepada Sarawak – Awang Tengah

Perpindahan ibu negara Indonesia beri impak besar kepada Sarawak – Awang Tengah

Brunei, Kalimantan, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City, Social Innovation
Source: Published by Suara Sarawak on March 9th, 2020. KUCHING: Perpindahan ibu negara Indonesia dari Pulau Jawa ke Kalimantan bakal memberikan impak besar khususnya dalam perdagangan merentasi sempadan melibatkan Sarawak, kata Timbalan Ketua Menteri negeri itu, Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan. Beliau yang juga Menteri Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan Industri, Terminal Perindustrian dan Pembangunan Usahawan Sarawak berkata, rancangan negara jiran itu bakal memberikan kesan besar khususnya di kawasan utara negeri ini. “Banyak lagi peluang yang harus kita fikirkan, dari segi perdagangan sempadan akan menjadi lebih besar,” katanya ketika berucap pada Majlis Makan Malam dan Pelancaran Logo Agensi Pembangunan Wilayah Utara (NRDA) di Lawas, di utara negeri ini. Menurutnya, perdagangan merentasi sempadan antara Sarawak dengan Kalimantan sudah berlaku sejak sekian lama, malah akan semakin meningkat sekiranya perpindahan ibu negara Indonesia dimuktamadkan.…
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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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Dialogue held for Sarawak-Sabah border community

Dialogue held for Sarawak-Sabah border community

Community Initiative, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City, Social Innovation
Rosey (front sixth right) is seen with dialogue participants and organisers. On Rosey’s right is Lawas member of parliament Datuk Henry Sum Agong. MIRI: The Ministry of Welfare, Community Well Being, Women, Family and Childhood Development together with the Social Development Council held a dialogue for the Sarawak-Sabah border community in Sindumin, Sabah yesterday. The community dialogue sought to address issues such as drug use and trafficking, particularly along the Sarawak-Sabah border at Merapok in Lawas and Sindumin in Sipitang. Assistant Minister of Welfare, Community Well Being, Women, Family and Childhood Development Rosey Yunus said studies by the council have found an increasing number of drug addiction and trafficking cases. “Symptoms of abuse and distribution of these drugs and substances need to be stopped from now in order not to become…
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Malaysia considering selling stakes in Petronas to states

Malaysia considering selling stakes in Petronas to states

Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Sabah, Sarawak
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is considering selling stakes in energy giant Petronas to states where the company’s oil and gas fields are, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad told Reuters on Tuesday, in a bid to raise funds for the debt-laden government. Such a move may also give states such as Sarawak and Sabah a say in the running of Petronas, the world’s third-largest exporter of liquefied natural gas. Dr Mahathir said the government could not meet a demand made by the states for a quadrupling of the royalties paid by the company to 20 per cent of its profit. “It’s fully owned by the government, it’s up to the government to sell the shares privately not in the market, to states like Sabah and Sarawak,” Dr Mahathir said in an…
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Mr. Shahriman Sahib at IAViC2019

Mr. Shahriman Sahib at IAViC2019

Aviation and Aerospace, Community Initiative, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City, Social Innovation
Recently, Mr. Shahriman Sahib was invited to be one of the guest speakers for the ‘Vibration Technology in the Era of Industrial Revolution 4.0’ program, during the International Applied Vibration Conference hosted at the Sheraton Imperial, Kuala Lumpur. As the guest speaker, Mr. Shahriman Sahib presented his talk titled, ‘Benefits of Vibration Monitoring Towards Increasing Operational Safety of Helicopter Operation’ towards the audience of the conference. We truly are proud of you Mr. Shahriman Sahib for representing Weststar in a significant conference, and for positioning Weststar amongst the best in the industry. #Weststar #Weststarians #IAVIC
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