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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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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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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Kota Kinabalu lokasi terbaik laksana trem pertama di Malaysia

Kota Kinabalu lokasi terbaik laksana trem pertama di Malaysia

Digital Economy, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Sabah, Smart City
Teknologi trem dilihat sangat mapan dan mampu memberi kesan positif kepada penduduk setempat. – Gambar hiasan TATKALA projek kereta api hangat diperkatakan ibarat ‘pisang goreng panas’ di semenanjung Malaysia, siapa sangka sebenarnya bandar raya Kota Kinabalu merupakan destinasi terbaik perlaksanaan Trem pertama di Malaysia. Mengapa saya kata begitu? Trem Hong Kong disediakan sebagai salah satu strategi daya tarikan pelancong di kawasan terpilih Perlaksanaan projek trem ini sinonim dengan kawasan strategik bandar raya Kota Kinabalu. Siapa yang masih ragu bahawa sebenarnya bandar raya Kota Kinabalu merupakan pusat bandar raya perlancongan bertaraf antarabangsa dan pesat membangun sejak 15 tahun dahulu. Kawasan bandar rayanya yang hampir dengan laut di samping banyak hotel bertaraf 5 bintang menambahkan lagi seri bandar raya tersebut. Malah, terdapat perancangan untuk membina hotel dan taman tema perlancongan bertaraf 6…
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‘Malaysia to be promoted at overseas travel mart’

‘Malaysia to be promoted at overseas travel mart’

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
LAHAD DATU: The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture will focus on Malaysia’s promotion through Travel Mart abroad. Its minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi said the promotion would be carried out in the near future to help lift the country’s tourism products internationally. “Tourism products in Sabah, such as the Lahad Datu district, can be showcased abroad. “We (in Lahad Datu) have a host of products that can be enjoyed such as Menara Kayangan, Danum Valley, Tabin Wildlife Reserve and the latest with the discovery of Blue Rings Reef at Darvel Bay here,” he told reporters at the Aidilfitri Hari Raya Open House for Silam Parliament here yesterday. The minister said that over the next few months, he would attend more Travel Mart promotion programmes in Beijing, Russia and several European…
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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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