24-Year-Old Is The First Malaysian To Receive A US University’s Highest Engineering Award

24-Year-Old Is The First Malaysian To Receive A US University’s Highest Engineering Award

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Smart City
Saiful, who is a Public Service Department (JPA) scholar, was awarded the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' Engineering Honor Marshal on Friday, May 3. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, with a Minor in Energy Business and Finance. Additionally, the JPA scholar achieved a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.0. "Saiful Hakimi has demonstrated his academic achievements considerably, as well as strong leadership skill throughout college, in addition to the various initiatives he has taken beyond [the] academic classroom," representatives of the University said, according to JPA's statement. Saiful's parents were present during the auspicious event. In a video speech posted to JPA's Facebook page, Saiful expressed his thanks to the Department for sponsoring him and his friends for the…
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5 Terengganu Students Beat 100 Countries To Win Top Award In European Exhibition

5 Terengganu Students Beat 100 Countries To Win Top Award In European Exhibition

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Renewable Energy, Smart City
A group of students from SMK Panji Alam, Terengganu recently nabbed four awards at the 11th European Exhibition of Creativity and Innovation (Euroinvent 2019) The team - consisting of five Form 5 students - beat 635 teams from 100 countries in the ordinary school category. Euroinvent 2019 was held at the Palace of Culture in Iași, Romania from 16 to 18 May. Front Desk reported that of the four awards, 'Team Inovasi SMKPA' managed to win the 'Special Prize Award Euroinvent', which is also the highest honour at Euroinvent. The other three awards include the 'Gold Medal Award Euroinvent', 'Special Award Corneliu Group Romania', and 'Special Honour of Toronto Invention Society Canada'. The team's invention is a product to treat water that is made entirely out of natural materials. Named…
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Two Penang Students Will Have Asteroids Named After Them For Winning A Chemistry Award

Two Penang Students Will Have Asteroids Named After Them For Winning A Chemistry Award

Community Initiative, Smart City
Two 16-year-old students from SMJK Chung Ling, Penang will have asteroids named after them for their success at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2019 (Intel ISEF) Tham Yong Shiang and Melwin Cheng Choon Lei. The Star reported that the students, Melwin Cheng Choon Lei and Tham Yong Shiang, will have their legacies extend into the final frontier.The fair had taken place from 12 to 17 May in Arizona, United States. The two bright students had emerged champions in the Chemistry category of Intel ISEF for their cost-friendly and eco-friendly Aedes mosquito larvicide. According to the event programme, the duo had used the crude extract of cassia cinnamon - also known as "Chinese cinnamon" - to develop the larvicide."We looked for information and research, and found that the natural…
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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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Use Gawai Dayak to enhance unity, Kenyah community told

Use Gawai Dayak to enhance unity, Kenyah community told

Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Sarawak, Smart City
Anyi (third left) joining in a paddy harvesting ceremony to symbolically launch the 3rd Majlis Selamat Lepa Ajau organised by Peng Lepo Abong, Long Julan Pelutan on Saturday. Also seen are Dennis (third right) and James (fourth right). MIRI: Baram MP Anyi Ngau has advised members of the Kenyah community to take the Gawai Dayak or Lepa Ajau in their native language as an opportunity to enhance unity and solidarity among themselves. Anyi noted that Gawai Dayak is a unique festival as it is not only an occasion of thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest but also serves as platform to bring the people of various races and religions in Sarawak to come together in an atmosphere of celebration and peace. “For us the Orang Ulu community, like the Kenyahs, the…
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KEC International holds ‘Air pollution public awareness’ drive at Tg Batu beach

KEC International holds ‘Air pollution public awareness’ drive at Tg Batu beach

Farming & Agriculture, Fishing, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City
The KEC staff collecting rubbish along the Tg Batu beach. BINTULU: KEC International (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, a primary contractor of Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB), recently held an ‘Air pollution public awareness’ drive at Tanjung Batu beach in conjunction with the World Environment Day. Themed ‘Beat Air Pollution, World Environment Day celebrated on June 5 is one of the most important days observed by the United Nations worldwide as a platform for encouraging awareness and propagating the need for protecting the environment. Since its conception in 1974, World Environment Day has had a special theme relating to the pressing environmental concern of the time. “It is a celebration of all nature has to offer, but on the other hand, it serves as a healthy reminder that we should be more aware…
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Skyports and Volocopter Building ‘Volo-Port’ in Singapore

Skyports and Volocopter Building ‘Volo-Port’ in Singapore

Aviation and Aerospace, Digital Economy, Industry 4.0, Smart City
Skyports and Volocopter plan to have a mobile Volo-Port constructed in Singapore and ready for when the eVTOL air-taxi market takes flight. (Artist's rendering) UK-based Skyports and Germany’s eVTOL builder Volocopter will build the first mobile Volo-Port, designed by Brandlab, for urban air taxis in Singapore later this year, the companies announced today. The project partners said the Volo-Port prototype will be a test site to measure the customer experience; showcase customer services and amenities, including the boarding process and passenger lounges; facilitate practical testing of operational procedures such as ground operations and services, including battery swaps and charging, maintenance, safety, and security; and provide regulator input opportunity into the facility design before it is rolled out at multiple locations. “Once regulation comes through on the aviation and city level—and this will be sooner than…
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Unimas to get teaching hospital to facilitate medical students

Unimas to get teaching hospital to facilitate medical students

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City
Dr Kadim (second left) exchanges the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) document with Beijing Wuzi University Vice President Professor He Mingke (third right). KUCHING: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) will soon have a 300-bed teaching hospital located just outside its campus at Kota Samarahan here within the next four years. When approached by reporters after the MoU signing ceremony between Beijing Wuzi University and Unimas at the latter’s campus, Unimas Vice Chancellor Professor Datuk Dr Mohamad Kadim Suaidi said that the project had already obtained approval from the government and is expected to begin construction in the first quarter of 2020. “The present estimated (of the teaching hospital construction) cost is about RM560 million and hopefully it can be completed within three to four years,” said Kadim, who stated that the project…
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Foursquare buys Placed from Snap Inc. on the heels of $150M in new funding

Foursquare buys Placed from Snap Inc. on the heels of $150M in new funding

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Smart City
Foursquare just made its first acquisition. The location tech company has acquired Placed from Snap Inc. on the heels of a fresh $150 million investment led by The Raine Group. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Placed founder and CEO David Shim will become president of Foursquare. Placed  is the biggest competitor to Foursquare’s  Attribution product, which allows brands to track the physical impact (foot traffic to store) of a digital campaign or ad. Up until now, Placed and Attribution by Foursquare combined have measured more than $3 billion in ad-to-store visits. Placed launched in 2011 and raised $13.4 million (according to Crunchbase) before being acquired by Snap Inc. in 2017. As part of the deal with Foursquare, the company’s Attribution product will henceforth be known as Placed powered by Foursquare. The acquisition also means that Placed powered…
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