Teaming up to uplift Sabah’s bioeconomy

An industry close to us Sabahans’ hearts is bioconomy. The concept of bioeconomy revolves around sustainable economic growth using bio-based resources, and through science, technology and innovation to value-add economic activities. The Bioeconomy Community Development Programme (BCDP) initiative is reflective of the need for inclusivity in our national development agenda. I have consistently highlighted that … Continue reading Teaming up to uplift Sabah’s bioeconomy

Nuke tech potentials

In the 1980s, when Malaysia was the world’s largest player in the natural rubber industry, there were few rubber glove manufacturers in the country. Medical products including surgical gloves had to be sterilised, most preferably using radiation. As setting up a sterilisation plant involved high capital and complex technology, there was no such plants in … Continue reading Nuke tech potentials

Space policy to drive emerging technologies

The National Science Council (NSC) first meeting of the year last Tuesday agreed to the formulation of the 2030 Space Policy to drive the national space sector. I congratulate our National Space Agency or ANGKASA, an agency under the purview of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), who tirelessly worked on this policy … Continue reading Space policy to drive emerging technologies

Agile Governance Key to TN50

The Prime Minister’s Office has in the past week announced that the Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU) would commence a two-year transition of the National Transformation Programme (NTP) to the civil service. PEMANDU was established in 2009 under the supervision of the Prime Minister’s Department to monitor the implementation and spearhead progress of the … Continue reading Agile Governance Key to TN50