Capture the Benefits of Remote Sensing Technologies 

Following the tabling of the National Space Policy 2030 at the National Science Council in February, I received a number of queries about the practicality and relevance of a space policy from members of the public.   The Malaysian space policy is far from being anything like the Space Race, a technological supremacy competition between … Continue reading Capture the Benefits of Remote Sensing Technologies 

Brilliance in the Dark Ages

Built on the sands of time and in a region of unceasing conflict, Amman, the capital of Jordan, was a timely host for the 8th World Science Forum 2017 themed “Science For Peace” in early November. The country also lies at the heart of a region where numerous civilisations had to innovate for survival. Innovative … Continue reading Brilliance in the Dark Ages

The Potentials of Thinking Machines

Sophia made headlines in the tech world a fortnight ago when she was welcomed by Saudi Arabia as its newest citizen. “I would thank very much the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I am very honoured and proud for this unique distinction.” Sophia's joy was apparent from her facial expression during her thank you speech on … Continue reading The Potentials of Thinking Machines

Press Release: World Science Forum

WORLD SCIENCE FORUM: PROMOTING INCLUSION THROUGH SCIENCE EDUCATION, OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT . Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Madius Tangau today spoke on “Promoting Inclusion Through Science Education, Outreach and Engagement” at the World Science Forum held at the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre, Dead Sea, Jordan. . World Science … Continue reading Press Release: World Science Forum

A Shared Foresight for ASEAN

“Comrades.” This is how I would describe my fellow ASEAN Minister counterparts at the 17th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Science and Technology, which took place in the capital city of Myanmar, Nay Pyi Taw, during the season of Deepavali.   There has been incremental progress by the ASEAN Committee on Science and Technology (ASEAN COST), … Continue reading A Shared Foresight for ASEAN