Innovation as a national priority

Paris was transitioning from a bustling summer to a cooler autumn.In early September last year, just over a month after I took up the portfolio as Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), I found myself at a spectacular medieval Gothic architecture. It was the headquarters of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) … Continue reading Innovation as a national priority

Recognising our technologists, technicians

The wait is finally over. Technologists and technicians in the country will be recognised as professionals by the Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT), a professional body launched last Thursday 17th November. MBOT is governed under the Technologists and Technicians Act 2015 gazetted by the Parliament 4th June last year. Professional Technologists and Certified Technicians recognised … Continue reading Recognising our technologists, technicians

Majlis Pelancaran Lembaga Teknologis Malaysia

Ucapan untuk Majlis Pelancaran Lembaga Teknologis Malaysia Salam Sejahtera dan Salam 1Malaysia. 1. Terlebih dahulu saya ingin menzahirkan bahawa saya amat berbesar hati dan amat menghargai kehadiran tuan-tuan dan puan-puan ke Majlis Pelancaran Lembaga Teknologis Malaysia, atau dalam bahasa lnggerisnya Malaysia Board of Technologists, atau MBOT (disebut em-bot). 2. Bagi pihak Kementerian Sains, Teknologi dan lnovasi (MOSTI) … Continue reading Majlis Pelancaran Lembaga Teknologis Malaysia

Biodegradable plastics

I had the opportunity to visit two plastic factories in Johor today - Dragonpak and Heng Hiap Industries. These companies received Commercialisation of Research & Development Fund (CRDF) from Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC). For societal well-being, all plastics in the market should be biodegradable which is now possible with the advancement of technology. MOSTI through … Continue reading Biodegradable plastics

National Science Day to spur STEM learning

The UNESCO General Conference in 2001 had proclaimed every 10th of November as the World Science Day for Peace and Development. It aims to bring nations together to commit to science for peace and development, and long term sustainable development One agenda is the Paris Agreement on climate change, of which the Cabinet recently gave … Continue reading National Science Day to spur STEM learning

Konvensyen UPKO 2016

Ucapan Konvensyen UPKO 2016 YB Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau SEMPENA KONVENSYEN UPKO 2016 12 NOV 2016, Pusat Kebudayaan Sabah, Penampang Selamat pagi. Salam 1Malaysia. Salam 1UPKO. Salam damai, tabi pibabasan dan tabi pisompuruan kepada semua. Terlebih dahulu, marilah kita bersama-sama mengucapkan kesyukuran kepada Tuhan yang Maha Kuasa kerana diatas limpah kurnia dan izin Nya, … Continue reading Konvensyen UPKO 2016

M’sia towards an International Graphene Innovation Hub

I read with great interest that Lisbon is poised to become a tech hub in Europe.The Portuguese capital was reported to boast good infrastructure, dynamic tech community, affordable rents and English fluency among its workforce.South Korea could soon be tech startup hub in Asia. My recent visit to the Gyonggi Innovation Center in Pangyo Techno … Continue reading M’sia towards an International Graphene Innovation Hub