Exploring a win-win model with Central Asia

  On this first day of Hari Raya Aidilfitri, many Malaysians would be back in their hometowns celebrating this festival and catching up on lost time with friends and family. There would also be many Malaysians on duty, such as those in the emergency services and police patrolling our neighbourhoods. This week starting today I … Continue reading Exploring a win-win model with Central Asia

The Star: Aiming for new heights in bioeconomy development

    IN LINE with efforts to create greater international visibility for Malaysia’s bioeconomy, Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry (Mosti) is participating in this year Expo Astana 2017 in Kazakhstan. Mosti’s theme is “Green Innovation, (for) Powering Your Future”, where emphasis is on building innovation-based collaborations to foster economic growth. Its participation will be centred … Continue reading The Star: Aiming for new heights in bioeconomy development

The Malaysian Insight: Call to ban evangelicalism an overreaction, says Upko

The "Borneo Revival Healing Rally" event in Sandakan on June 14. Upko says religious harmony in Sabah is still intact and any religious event could be held as it was in line with the Federal Constitution guarantee on freedom of religion. – The Malaysian Insight pic, June 18, 2017. CENTRE for Human Rights Research and … Continue reading The Malaysian Insight: Call to ban evangelicalism an overreaction, says Upko

Sustaining a Blue Economy

World Ocean Day was just celebrated on 8th June and Malaysia has one more reason to celebrate – Coral Triangle Day, an initiative of which six member countries are part of. With a coastline of 4,492 km long, Malaysia has been a maritime country that relies heavily on economic maritime activities such as fishing, aquaculture, … Continue reading Sustaining a Blue Economy

Press Statement: Upko will object to any plans for an “anti-evangelicalism law”.

KOTA KINABALU: Upko will object to any plan for an "anti-evangelicalism law" to be introduced in the country. Upko Religious and Racial Harmony Bureau co-chairmen, Haji Suip Saniman and Sualim Gopog said CEO of Centre for Human Rights Research and Advocacy (Centhra), Azril Mohd Amin was over reacting when making the suggestion. "In fact, such … Continue reading Press Statement: Upko will object to any plans for an “anti-evangelicalism law”.

Setting High Standards

Hari Raya Aidifiltri will be celebrated in two weeks’ time. Beginning a week before the festival Malaysia would see one of her largest exodus of the year, as people trickle out of the cities or as we all know as “balik kampung”, traveling back to their hometowns to spend the occasion with their families. Many … Continue reading Setting High Standards

The World Needs Science, and Science Needs Women

“The world needs science, and science needs women.” This statement was made by H.E. Irina Bokova, the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) during her address to the 3rd Biennial Conference on Women in Science, Technology and Innovation two weeks ago. Her message of women’s role in science was loud … Continue reading The World Needs Science, and Science Needs Women