Khairy: Malaysia must position itself as startup hub to attract global talents

Khairy: Malaysia must position itself as startup hub to attract global talents

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City, Social Innovation
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 — Malaysia must position itself as a hub for startups to attract the best global entrepreneurial talents to be based in the country, said the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. Its minister, Khairy Jamaluddin, said the country’s entrepreneurship ecosystem was on par with the world’s best, but Malaysia must brand itself better to get noticed. “We don’t brand ourselves enough. We have to do more about positioning ourselves. Many countries are attracting the same limited amount of talent. If you don’t shout above the noise, you’re going to be bypassed,” he said in a statement today. Khairy was speaking at a panel discussion titled ‘Reflect, Reset and Reform – Thriving in the New World’ at the eNation technology conference organised by the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre…
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Political stability may be behind Shell’s recent shift to Sarawak, says analyst

Political stability may be behind Shell’s recent shift to Sarawak, says analyst

Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Sabah, Sarawak
KOTA KINABALU: An analyst believes Shell’s decision to downsize its operations in Sabah and move its personnel into Sarawak was partly driven by the political stability in the latter. Sociopolitical analyst Awang Azman Pawi said the stability of the state government under the leadership of Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg has managed to instill foreign and local investors’ confidence in Sarawak. “This has (particularly) attracted foreign investors to pump more investments into Sarawak and this can also be attributed to this latest move by Shell (in Sabah),” he told FMT. “The repositioning of Shell’s focus (back) to Miri is because Sarawak is seen to be having a clearer state policy as well as better facilities. This exudes confidence that the state is prepared to further develop and move forward in…
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Virtual Hackathon Provides Affordable Inventions For SMEs Of The Electronic And Electrical (E&E) Sub-sector

Virtual Hackathon Provides Affordable Inventions For SMEs Of The Electronic And Electrical (E&E) Sub-sector

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Farming & Agriculture, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
Leveraging on Industry 4.0 in age of technologies, Electrical & Electronics Productivity Nexus (EEPN) supported by the Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) has organised Virtual Hackathon (East Malaysia) to encourage universities students to develop Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based Machine Vision System to be used by businesses. Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports in The Cabinet of Sarawak, Yang Berhormat Datuk Snowdan Anak Donald Lawan said besides providing the opportunities for universities students to be exposed to the real issues that the industry is facing based on the real case studies, Virtual Hackathon (East Malaysia) also helps to shape the students skills in problem solving and project management which indirectly nurture the universities students to be entrepreneur via business matching between SMEs and students. Across the economic sector, talent has been identified as…
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Inisiatif baik promosi AI

Inisiatif baik promosi AI

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City, Social Innovation
KOTA SAMARAHAN: Hackathon Maya pertama di Malaysia yang dianjurkan oleh Perbadanan Produktiviti Malaysia (MPC) dan Nexus Produktiviti Elektrik & Elektronik (ESPN) adalah satu inisiatif yang baik untuk mempromosikan kecerdasan buatan (AI) yang berasaskan kepada Sistem Penglihatan Mesin kepada pelajar universiti di negara ini. Menteri Muda Belia dan Sukan, Datuk Snowdan Lawan berkata, ini adalah salah satu daripada usaha kerajaan untuk menggalakan penglibatan pelajar dari universiti bagi membangunkan penyelesaian Bukti Konsep (POC) mesin yang berasaskan AI kepada syarikat tempatan terutamanya Syarikat Perusahaan Industri Kecil dan Sederhana (PKS). Katanya, objektif program tersebut adalah untuk meningkatkan produktiviti syarikat dengan menyediakan penemuan yang berpatutan kepada PKS. “Dengan adanya usaha seperti ini, ia dapat meningkatkan daya saing dalam industri tersebut. “Selain daripada itu, ia juga boleh meningkatkan produktiviti, keupayaan, dan kecekapan sub sektor elektrik dan…
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UMS group wins Virtual Hackathon

UMS group wins Virtual Hackathon

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
KOTA SAMARAHAN: Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)’s HappyGoLucky group emerged champion of the Industry 4.0 (I4.0) Virtual Hackathon East Malaysia 2020. The group participated in the hackathon with their project titled ‘Artificial Intelligence (AI) Defective Global Tracker’ and went home with RM5,000. The prize was presented by Youth and Sports Assistant Minister Datuk Snowdan Lawan at the Hackathon’s closing ceremony held at D-Virtual Park in Jalan Meranek here on Sunday (Oct 18). Meanwhile, first runner-up was Hozatech group from University College of Technology Sarawak (UCTS) who won RM3,000 for their project titled ‘AI-SCAN4GUD’. The second runner-up was WILL group, also from UCTS, who secured RM2,000 with their project titled ‘Glove Detection’. Consolation prizes worth RM300 each were also given to five groups namely, Centexs (Centre of Technical Excellence), D.O.T.S (UCTS), as…
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Happy Go Lucky juara Pertandingan Virtual I4.0 Hackathon Malaysia Timur 2020

Happy Go Lucky juara Pertandingan Virtual I4.0 Hackathon Malaysia Timur 2020

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City, Social Innovation
KOTA SAMARAHAN, 18 Okt: Pasukan Happy Go Lucky muncul juara Pertandingan Virtual I4.0 Hackathon Malaysia Timur 2020 bertempat di Taman D-Virtual Kota Samarahan di sini, hari ini. Membentangkan Projek ‘A.I. Defective Glove Tracker’, wakil Universiti Malaysia Sabah itu mengalahkan 13 pasukan lain. Dengan kejuaraan itu, Pasukan Happy Go Lucky merangkul hadiah wang tunai RM5,000 yang telah disampaikan Menteri Muda Belia Dan Sukan Datuk Snowdan Lawan secara maya. Pada ucapannya, Snowdan yakin program Virtual Hackathon menyediakan peluang kepada pelajar universiti untuk mendalami isu sebenar yang dihadapi pihak industri berdasarkan kajian kes. “Ini akan mengasah bakat para pelajar di dalam aspek penyelesaian masalah dan pengurusan projek. “Secara tidak langsung, program juga membantu membentuk pelajar universiti menjadi usahawan menerusi permadanan perniagaan di antara usahawan kecil dan sederhana serta pelajar,” katanya. Sementara itu, dua…
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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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