Moving towards a cashless society

Today, Christians in Malaysia and around the world will be celebrating Christmas. Christmas commemorates the birth of Christ and the principles He lived – love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness and faith. These are also the values that bind us together as Malaysians. We embrace our diversity in ethnicity, language and faith, living together as … Continue reading Moving towards a cashless society

Technology and the infinite possibilities

SIX years ago in 2010, the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) embarked on a series of studies that would provide us an insight into the big picture of the future we desire, based on our national economic imperatives, and proposed science, technology and innovative (STI) opportunities in these sectors. This series of studies is known … Continue reading Technology and the infinite possibilities

Commercialisation equals wealth creation

In the Prime Minister's budget speech for 2016, he stressed that the way forward for the country was to raise productivity by accelerating innovation and creativity, and by banking on our local research and development (R&D) products and services. Most scientific research managed to pass the laboratory stage but not the market place and wither … Continue reading Commercialisation equals wealth creation

[Statement] IAEA International Conference on Nuclear Security: Commitments and Actions

STATEMENT BY THE HONOURABLE MADIUS TANGAU MINISTER OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION, MALAYSIA HEAD OF THE MALAYSIAN DELEGATION TO THE IAEA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NUCLEAR SECURITY: COMMITMENTS AND ACTIONS 5-6 DECEMBER 2016 VIENNA, AUSTRIA  Mr. President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, In a rapidly increasing development of nuclear technology, the risk of nuclear security is more … Continue reading [Statement] IAEA International Conference on Nuclear Security: Commitments and Actions

International Conference on Nuclear Security

The International Conference on Nuclear Security is held triennially. This year, the theme is "Commitments and Actions", and I led a delegation of 10 to Vienna, Austria, where the secretariat International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is based. IAEA was set up as the world's "Atoms for Peace" organisation, comprising of  167 Member States including Malaysia as … Continue reading International Conference on Nuclear Security

Towards Safer Buildings for Sabah

FORTY years ago on 26th July 1976, an earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale hit Lahad Datu. Properties were heavily damaged and permanently disfigured. Sabahans especially, would also remember another more recent, fateful day. The Ranau earthquake on 5th June 2015 registered 6.0 on the Richter scale, the highest ever recorded in the country … Continue reading Towards Safer Buildings for Sabah