Borneo Agriculture Project

Borneo Agriculture Project

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, Our Community, Sarawak
Agriculture Project in Borneo KUCHING (Sept 19): The idea of this project is to help local farmers in Borneo especially Sarawak. This project is intiated by ENACTUS UNIMAS in collaboration with TIMOGAH.com and StartUp Borneo. ENACTUS UNIMAS, an entrepreneur community in UNIMAS have started collecting inputs and gathered data in order to develop the Agriculture Project in Borneo. Some business dealers are gaining significant amount of sales and not distributing reasonable profits back to the farmers. Figure 1: The Agriculture Project is an initiative to help local farmers in Borneo. Among the agricultural products that were available and being reported by local farmers is pineapple. However, due to factory standards and requirements most of the pineapples are not being processed and thrown away. This has caused huge lose among the community especially farmers…
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Ah Mei Vegetarian Delivery in UNIMAS

Ah Mei Vegetarian Delivery in UNIMAS

Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, Our Community, Sarawak
Ah Mei Vegetarian Delivery in UNIMAS KUCHING (Sept 19): Ah Mei Vegetarian Delivery being initiated due to the high demand of vegetarian food in UNIMAS. Today the Ah Mei Vegetarian Delivery received more than 6 orders per day and the order is expected to increase. This is one of ENACTUS UNIMAS first project to assist M40 and B40 community or low income families. As an entrepreneur community in UNIMAS, ENACTUS UNIMAS have plan to provide support and business services such as poster design, building Facebook page, advertisement and campaign, and many more. The target segment and priority is mainly to help M40 and B40 families or people with low income especially housewives that needed extra income to support their monthly commitment. Figure 1: Ah Mei Vegetarian Delivery in UNIMAS. ENACTUS UNIMAS and…
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What Do West Malaysians Know About Sabah, Sarawak? Not Even Their Capitals.

What Do West Malaysians Know About Sabah, Sarawak? Not Even Their Capitals.

Sabah, Sarawak
What Do West Malaysians Know About Sabah, Sarawak? Not Even Their Capitals. KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 14 — Let’s face it. Many Malaysians from the peninsula know very little about Sabah, Sarawak and its people. In three days, we mark the 55th year since the two states and Singapore joined Malaya to form the country we have come to call home. Although both west and east Malaysia — separated by the South China Sea — are now more  “connected” thanks to budget airlines and the internet, we are still apart. To test just how well peninsular Malaysians know about Sabah and Sarawak, Malay Mail did a random survey in the capital city last weekend; they were asked five basic questions about communities from the two states. And the replies we got were quite…
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The Malaysia Agreement Disagreement

The Malaysia Agreement Disagreement

Sabah, Sarawak
Today we celebrate our first Malaysia Day as a “new Malaysia”. But two of the three parties that helped create Malaysia might not have so much cause to celebrate. KUALA LUMPUR (Sep 16): FOR over 10 years, activist Zainnal Ajamain has been fighting a seemingly losing battle – to get his home state of Sabah the rights it was promised under the Malaysia Agreement of 1963 (MA63). If MA63 had gone according to plan, Sabah and Sarawak wouldn’t even be states in Malaysia – they would be founding partners, with more autonomy than other Malaysian states. They would also probably be way more wealthy and developed than they are now, because they were promised a higher share of their petroleum revenue. Despite them currently producing 60% of Malaysia’s petroleum, worth…
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German expert says Malaysia’s auto-parts industry is ‘best-developed’ in SE Asia

German expert says Malaysia’s auto-parts industry is ‘best-developed’ in SE Asia

Aviation and Aerospace, Industry 4.0, Sabah, Sarawak
German expert says Malaysia’s auto-parts industry is ‘best-developed’ in SE Asia FRANKFURT, Sept 15 — Malaysia’s auto-parts industry has made good strides over the years and is the best-developed in South-east Asia. This is according to Michael Johannes, Vice President at Messe Frankfurt, the organiser of the world’s largest auto-parts and after-market trade fair, Automechanika. The event is held biennially and is now into its 25th year. Johannes also touched on the Automechanika Kuala Lumpur Trade Fair, the Malaysian edition of Automechanika to be held in March 2019, and described it as the gateway to the Asean region for Messe Frankfurt. “Automechanika Kuala Lumpur may be a smaller show, but of high quality, and deals with topics which are future-oriented. “We also organise seminars, programmes about various projects of the…
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Sarawak Tops List of Best STOLport in Malaysia — MAHB

Sarawak Tops List of Best STOLport in Malaysia — MAHB

Aviation and Aerospace, General, Sarawak
Sarawak tops list of best STOLport in Malaysia — MAHB BARIO (September 15): Sarawak tops the list of best Short Take-Off and Landing airports (STOLport) in the country. When disclosing this, Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) acting group chief executive officer Raja Azmi Raja Nazuddin said these included STOLport in Lawas, Marudi and Bario in the respective ranking order. “If I have to rank the STOLports, the best today is in Lawas. This is followed by STOLport in Marudi and Bario in second and third placings respectively. All of these STOLports, which are located in Sarawak, make the Top 3 STOLports nationwide,” he said when met by The Borneo Post at the launching ceremony of Bario STOLport’s new terminal building here recently. Other STOLports in the state include those in…
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Special Committee Set Up To Oversee 20 pct Oil Royalty Matters – Azmin

Special Committee Set Up To Oversee 20 pct Oil Royalty Matters – Azmin

General, Sabah, Sarawak
Special committee set up to oversee 20 pct oil royalty matters – Azmin KOTA KINABALU (September 15): A special cabinet committee has been set up to oversee matters relating to the 20 per cent oil royalty payment to oil-producing states, said Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali. Figure 1: Tun Daim Zainuddin, YB Minister Dr. Dzulkefly Ahmad and YB Senator Dr. Mohd Radzi Md Jidin were present with YB Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali during the Bumiputera & National Future Congress 2018 and together with the delegation from Sarawak represented by Haji Abdul Kadier Sahib and Haji Osaha Suhaili. He said the committee which comprised representatives of four states including Sabah had been given six months to prepare a proposal paper on the matter. “The government needs to consult with the Sabah and Sarawak…
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S’wak Creating Ecosystems To Incubate New Entrepreneurs

S’wak Creating Ecosystems To Incubate New Entrepreneurs

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, General, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City
S’wak creating ecosystems to incubate new entrepreneurs KUCHING (September 9): The Sarawak government is continuously creating ecosystems that support grassroots initiatives to incubate new entrepreneurs,” said Petra Jaya member of parliament Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof. He said this was possible through i-Cube and the setting up of the Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA), Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation (SDEC), and Development Bank of Sarawak (DBOS) to drive Sarawak’s Digital Economy Strategy. Figure 1: Fadillah delivers his keynote address at the forum. In order to bring out the best talent, he said a conducive environment is necessary so that individuals are not driven by extrinsic or intrinsic motives such as social pressures or financial incentives. “As such, the most effective way to manage talented people is to create a stimulating environment that challenges their…
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Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd (Sept 4, RM3.84)

Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd (Sept 4, RM3.84)

Entrepreneurs, General, Industry 4.0, Sarawak
Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd (Sept 4, RM3.84) KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 4): Maintain buy with an unchanged target price (TP) of RM4.72: Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd continues to increase its exposure in various countries. To recap, it secured maiden contracts in Laos, Kazakhstan, and Tanzania back in 2017-2018. Going forward, its foothold in Africa via Tanzania allows it to bid for various projects in Guinea and Gabon. Furthermore, its acquisition of a 24.9% stake in CSE Global Ltd has enabled Serba to penetrate certain markets more easily. Management has revealed that a collaboration is underway to secure contracts in the Gulf of Mexico. Furthermore, Serba and CSE expect to cross-sell their products, offering an integrated solution for clients. To recap, Serba has purchased a 20% stake in La Rapida, a Swiss company…
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Serba Dinamik Bulking Up

Serba Dinamik Bulking Up

Aviation and Aerospace, Entrepreneurs, General, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Sarawak
Serba Dinamik bulking up KUALA LUMPUR (June 2): IN a move that will fortify its position as a global, integrated engineering services provider, Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd has been on a slew of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the first half of the year. This, coupled with a sustainable asset ownership model, will support Serba Dinamik’s growth going forward. Serba Dinamik is involved in operations and maintenance (O&M) as well as engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning (EPCC) works. Serba Dinamik managing director and CEO Datuk Karim Abdullah tells StarBizWeek that the group intends to expand revenue contribution from its other segments, particularly power generation. Figure 1: Karim: We have a hydropower plant project in Kota Marudu, Sabah, where the EPCC work is contributing a revenue of RM218mil. “We have a…
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