Press release: Preserving the Kadazandusun language

TUARAN: The Kadazandusun community is in danger of losing its mother tongue as the younger generations are not speaking the language anymore – thanks to the introduction of the Kadazandusun language as a subject in schools there is now light at the end of the tunnel. Upko supremo Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau said the … Continue reading Press release: Preserving the Kadazandusun language

Gearing start-ups for the Creative Economy

We are now already one month into the second half of 2017. Especially if you have a very hectic schedule you’d ask, where did all the time go? I decided to take a mid-year break to rejuvenate myself, albeit a brief one. I just came back from a refreshing personal-cum-work trip from Jeju-do, Korea’s largest … Continue reading Gearing start-ups for the Creative Economy

Nanotechnology to raise income and productivity of bee farming

Nanotechnology in beekeeping can help keep microbes and fungi at bay. A group of students from the global non-profit organisation Enactus of Universiti Tenaga Nasional explained their social entrepreneurial project during their recent interview with me. As part of their project, they have been working with local communities in Tioman Island on a Trigona beekeeping … Continue reading Nanotechnology to raise income and productivity of bee farming

Let’s not wait for another wake-up call

You could be piloting a self-driving car in the near future. But what if cybercriminals hack into your vehicle’s computer system, remotely take control of it and hold it ransom to extort money from you? Or does knowing that your pacemakers, defibrillators and insulin pumps can be hacked, as reported by the U.S. Food and … Continue reading Let’s not wait for another wake-up call

The Mysterious Power behind Huawei’s Success

What do aging, agriculture and tourism have in common?   These three areas of high economic and social importance were of great concerns to the Prime Minister of Thailand, General Prayut Chan-o-cha, who then decided them to to be top development priorities.   With this the Thai Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, and Ministry … Continue reading The Mysterious Power behind Huawei’s Success

Malaysian firms pioneer medical innovations

“Malaysia is one of Asia’s great success stories.”   Launched November last year, the “OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy: Malaysia 2016” said that our high economic performance was based on a profound transformation into a diversified economy and that Malaysia has benefited much from her participation in global value chains.   The Review also urged … Continue reading Malaysian firms pioneer medical innovations

Video: Science With(out) Borders

Official trip at 11th Annual Meeting of the New Champions, Dalian, China, 27th - 30th June 2017. Participated in a public forum, "Science With(out) Borders", on how the global community can come together to collaborate better in advancing knowledge in science. Watch the video here: https://www.weforum.org/events/annual-meeting-of-the-new-champions-2017/sessions/science-with-out-borders From left: Moderator Nick Campbell, Executive Editor and Executive Vice-President, … Continue reading Video: Science With(out) Borders

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