7 receive MAI-Swinburne Scholarship Awards

7 receive MAI-Swinburne Scholarship Awards

Aviation and Aerospace, Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Kalimantan, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City, StartUp Borneo Committee
7 receive MAI-Swinburne scholarship awards KUCHING (7 July 2017): Seven master degree students received the Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI)-Swinburne Automotive Research Scholarship Awards at Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus here yesterday. The recipients were Robin Xavier Mowe, Jackson Wong Shee, Abdul Qaiyum Alidin, Mohamad Izuan, Naresh Jayepalan, Chai Poh Chun and Michelle Kuek Shu Wun. Figure 1: Subic (second row, fifth left) in a group photo with the scholarship recipients, industry partners and others. The students were awarded stipend and waived tuition fees for a maximum of two years. They will be attached to the industry for the duration of the research to focus on issues and solutions. The scholarship awards were the result of MAI and Swinburne’s collaborative research partnership which also includes a joint Transport Innovation Centre…
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Cultivating An Ecosystem For Start Ups

Cultivating An Ecosystem For Start Ups

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Sarawak
Cultivating an ecosystem for start ups KUCHING (June 24): Entrepreneurs are a dime a dozen in Malaysia, and this comes as no surprise when we think about the ecosystem that has been built to cultivate successful ventures. From having a Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC) – which is carrying out operations as normal – to having plenty of government aide programmes as well as private sector efforts, the appeal is there. You get to be your very own boss, set your own rules, do things your way and most importantly, get to watch your ideas and dreams come to life. But the life of owing a start-up company is far from glamorous as a majority of start-ups fail. From a lack of funding to poor networking, there is…
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Sarawak Energy Keeps Tabs On Green Energy Economy

Sarawak Energy Keeps Tabs On Green Energy Economy

Digital Economy, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City
 Sarawak Energy keeps tabs on green energy economy KUCHING, Sept 19: Sarawak Energy is exploring new opportunities in a green energy economy, says Sharbini Suhaili, Sarawak Energy Group chief executive officer. He said in addition to exporting renewable energy to Indonesia, Sarawak Energy was also piloting a hydrogen production and refuelling station. “The rate at which the global energy scenario is transforming is astonishing. We are aware that if we want to remain relevant and move into the top quartile level of the industry, we need to continually adapt to align our people, process and systems to keep pace with the changing global scene. Figure 1: Sharbini sharing Sarawak Energy’s story in pursuing renewable, affordable and reliable energy development with Yeo at Sarawak Energy’s booth at CEPSI 2018 exhibition.  “While…
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S’wak govt will continue with business friendly policies – Awang Tengah

S’wak govt will continue with business friendly policies – Awang Tengah

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Sarawak
S’wak govt will continue with business friendly policies – Awang Tengah KUCHING (July 5): The success of Sama Jaya High Tech Park here and the continuous expansions of Multi-National Corporation (MNC) in Sarawak augur well with the industrialisation agenda of the state government to leapfrog Sarawak to become a high income economy by 2030, says Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Tengah Ali Hasan. He assured that the Sarawak Government will continue with its business friendly policies to attract more investments in high tech industries. He noted that over the years, Sama Jaya has attracted more than RM12 billion worth of investments and created many economic spinoffs, which continue to benefit the local business communities. Awang Tengah, who is Minister of Industrial and Entrepreneur Development, pointed out that Sama Jaya for…
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Put education above politics – Awang Tengah

Put education above politics – Awang Tengah

Sarawak, Smart City
Put education above politics – Awang Tengah LAWAS (September 3): The federal government should put aside politics in the interest of education of the younger generation in Sarawak and respond to its written offer to undertake urgent infrastructures and facilities upgrading and repairs. Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan said while education is a federal matter but Sarawak cannot stand idle on the urgent need to undertake upgrading and repairs of dilapidated schools and provision of permanent supply of utilities in the state. “We have written to the ministry of education of Sarawak state government’s offer to fund RM1 billion to upgrade and repairs of 31 dilapidated schools and RM 50 million to connect schools to state grid system but the state has not received any decision…
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Sarawak To Set Up Trade, Tourism Office In Brunei Darussalam

Sarawak To Set Up Trade, Tourism Office In Brunei Darussalam

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Sarawak
Sarawak to set up trade, tourism office in Brunei Darussalam BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (September 21):  Sarawak will set up an office in Brunei to boost trade and tourism activities under its bilateral cooperation with Brunei. Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan revealed this at the end of the two-day working visit and bilateral cooperation committee meeting between ministers of the Sarawak government led by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg and ministers from the Brunei government. “We hope to set up the trade and tourism office in Brunei soon as this was resolved in the bilateral committee meeting,” said Awang Tengah when interviewed. Figure 1: Ali Apong (third left) presenting a souvenir to Abang Johari as (from second right) Uggah and Awang Tengah and others look…
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Sarawak Startup Wins Big At International Pitching Competition

Sarawak Startup Wins Big At International Pitching Competition

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Sarawak, Smart City
Sarawak startup wins big at international pitching competition KUCHING (September 20): Wangi Lai PLT, a Sarawak-grown IoT startup, placed second between two Taiwan-based startups at the recent Selangor International Pitch competition. Held at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (Mitec), the Selangor International Pitch was part of the Selangor Smart City & Digital Economy Convention 2018 which was co-organised by the Selangor Information Technology and E-Commerce Council (Sitec), Menteri Besar Incorporated Selangor (MBI), Smart Selangor Delivery Unit (SSDU) and Invest Selangor Berhad. Figure 1: Kuching, Sarawak is a vibrant city and very attractive location for many startups. Wangi Lai PLT competed by pitching to a panel of judges against a highly competitive lineup of 29 other top startups from the Asia-Pacific region such as Taiwan, Korea, China, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore…
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EU Steps Up Its Strategy For Connecting Europe and Asia

EU Steps Up Its Strategy For Connecting Europe and Asia

Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Sarawak, Smart City
EU steps up its strategy for connecting Europe and Asia  Brussels, 19 September 2018: The European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy today adopted a Joint Communication that sets out the EU's vision for a new and comprehensive strategy to better connect Europe and Asia. The Joint Communication builds on the European Union's own experience of enhancing connections between its Member States, with and in other regions. With sustainable, comprehensive and rules-based connectivity at its core, the Communication will help to guide the EU's external action in this field and is a part of the implementation of its Global Strategy. The Joint Communication on elements for an EU strategy on connecting Europe and Asia is available online. "Connectivity is the way to the future.…
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Putrajaya Says No To Nuclear Energy, But Keen On Coal From East Malaysia

Putrajaya Says No To Nuclear Energy, But Keen On Coal From East Malaysia

Industry 4.0, Kalimantan, Renewable Energy, Sabah, Sarawak
Putrajaya says no to nuclear energy, but keen on coal from East Malaysia KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 18 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad rejected today the use of nuclear energy to generate electricity, adding that more understanding of the alternative power source is needed. He said this was because Malaysia had “a lot of bad experience” with handling radioactive materials, and as such, called for an in-depth study, to prevent any untoward incidents from happening. Figure 1: Tan Sri Leo Moggie, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Yeo Bee Yin attend the Conference of the Electric Power Supply Industry (CEPSI) 2018 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) September 18, 2018. “In Malaysia, we generate electricity by burning fuel, coal and other sources. What we don’t believe in, is generating electricity…
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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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