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

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

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

Breeding the Next Generation of Job Creators

  The National Transformation Programme (NTP) Annual Report 2016 was released last Tuesday.   Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak highlighted in his speech that Malaysia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has shown an average growth of 5.1 per cent since 2010, a figure that doubles the average global economic growth.   Notably, we managed to … Continue reading Breeding the Next Generation of Job Creators

Borneo Post: IBSE System for Sabah Schools

NABALU: The schools in Sabah are set to adopt the Inquiry-Based Science Education (IBSE) system, an advanced teaching technique made famous in France. “Today is a historic day for the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) and Ministry of Education (MOE) as we have both witnessed the IBSE teaching style, which has already been … Continue reading Borneo Post: IBSE System for Sabah Schools

Beware the Rise of Ransomware in the Digital Age

Last week, tens of thousands of organizations across the globe were struck by a massive-scale ransomware attack through malware known as “WannaCry”.   The malicious software locks data away and demands payment of up to US$300 a time before it would restore scrambled files. The healthcare sector in particular, was heavily hit in certain countries … Continue reading Beware the Rise of Ransomware in the Digital Age

The Star: Report ransomware to us, says CyberSecurity Malaysia

PUTRAJAYA: CyberSecurity Malaysia (CSM) has urged those affected by ransomware attacks to report the incidents to them. Its chief executive officer Datuk Dr Amirudin Abdul Wahab (pic) said this would help CSM conduct technical analyses and verify what ransomware was involved. He said they could give advice and even try to recover data that was … Continue reading The Star: Report ransomware to us, says CyberSecurity Malaysia