Making the Internet a Safer Place For Our Children

Advances in technology and greater Internet access have enabled more Malaysians, including children, to explore the wonders of our virtual world. The Internet has most definitely been an invaluable resource for learning and entertainment but like the physical world around us, it could also pose dangers, especially to the young if precautions are not taken.Continue reading “Making the Internet a Safer Place For Our Children”

Making Great Strides in STEM

Situated along the winding roads of Jalan Ranau, swallowed up by lush greeneries and almost amongst the cloud mist, is the small but mighty SK Koporingan.  A modest school with only 59 students and 13 staff teachers, SK Koporingan has taken great strides in being recognised as one of the “Cluster Schools of Excellence” inContinue reading “Making Great Strides in STEM”

Hunting for Water using Space Tech/ Mencari Air dengan Teknologi Angkasa

Klik sini untuk versi Bahasa Malaysia 18.4.18 Mencari air dengan teknologi angkasa In the highlands of Kiulu are Kampung Bungalio and Kotunuan Baru, themselves surrounded by undulating hills. The combined population of 500 residents here had been steadily relying on gravity water supply, till the 2015 Ranau earthquake.   The quake had affected the raw waterContinue reading “Hunting for Water using Space Tech/ Mencari Air dengan Teknologi Angkasa”

Scaling up agriculture with technology

After my primary school education I almost had to quit school. It was in the 1970s, most of the people from my village were from low income households with no regular source of income, surviving on subsistence farming.   So my parents had hoped that I help out with the family farming activities than continuingContinue reading “Scaling up agriculture with technology”

Connecting the Dots for Innovation

Against the majestic, panoramic view of Mount Kinabalu is the quaint village of Mesilau, about six kilometres from Kundasang town. Kundasang is long known to be the vegetable hub of Sabah. The vegetable stalls in town are always bustling with local and foreign visitors, including those coming from Sarawak and Brunei.   Vegetable farms andContinue reading “Connecting the Dots for Innovation”

Bracing for Nature’s Brutality/ Menghadapi Bencana Alam

Klik sini untuk artikel Bahasa Malaysia: 28.3.18 Menghadapi Bencana Alam   It was only several seconds of tremblor and deep rumbles, but the 5.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Ranau on 8th earlier this month sent another wave of chills down our spine.   Thankfully, this incident did not claim any lives and no major damageContinue reading “Bracing for Nature’s Brutality/ Menghadapi Bencana Alam”

Ucapan: Sambutan Hari Meteorologi Sedunia 2018, Pelancaran RakanMET

  UCAPAN PERASMIAN OLEH  YB DATUK SERI PANGLIMA WILFRED MADIUS TANGAU MENTERI SAINS, TEKNOLOGI DAN INOVASI   SEMPENA  SAMBUTAN HARI METEOROLOGI SEDUNIA 2018 DAN PELANCARAN APLIKASI RakanMET    23 MAC 2018 (JUMAAT) 2.55 PETANG PUSAT OPERASI CUACA DAN GEMPA BUMI SABAH, LAPANGAN TERBANG ANTARABANGSA KOTA KINABALU Terima kasih Saudara Pengacara Majlis,   Prof. Madya. Dr.Continue reading “Ucapan: Sambutan Hari Meteorologi Sedunia 2018, Pelancaran RakanMET”

Investment opportunities in the Bioeconomy/ Peluang Pelaburan dalam Bioekonomi

Klik sini untuk versi Bahasa Malaysia: 21.3.18 Peluang Pelaburan Dalam Bioekonomi The Sabah Development Corridor (SDC) has just celebrated its 10th anniversary. Launched in 2008, Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman announced that this project has recorded RM 165 billion in cumulative investment as of January this year. He also said that Sabah has alreadyContinue reading “Investment opportunities in the Bioeconomy/ Peluang Pelaburan dalam Bioekonomi”

From Raw to Treated – Water a Precious Commodity

As a people’s representative, an issue very close to my heart is the accessibility of treated water to domestic consumers especially in the outbacks. World Water Day, designated by the United Nations, is celebrated every 22nd March to promote water related issues – universal access to clean water, and managing freshwater resources sustainably.   AccordingContinue reading “From Raw to Treated – Water a Precious Commodity”

Can STEM Help Tackle Obesity?

Just a few days into the New Year, I was heading home to Kota Kinabalu from Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Traveling back and forth has long been a routine. If I have time to kill at the airport, I would habitually visit the book store and pick up interesting titles.   This time an extraordinaryContinue reading “Can STEM Help Tackle Obesity?”