MASkargo delivers Covid-19 test kits in first charter flight of this year

MASkargo delivers Covid-19 test kits in first charter flight of this year

KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 11): MAB Kargo Sdn Bhd (MASkargo) recently delivered its first charter flight for the year, transporting about 20 tonnes of Covid-19 test kits from Seoul to Jakarta. Chief executive officer Ibrahim Mohamed Salleh said utilising its Airbus 330-200 freighter, flight MH 6431 departed Incheon International Airport on Jan 4 at 5.20 pm (local time) and safely arrived at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport on Jan 5 after a two-hour transit at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. “The ad hoc deployment of the charter service was due to the urgent need to ensure timely delivery of the items,” he said…
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Home treatment, quarantine for levels one, two Covid-19 patients — Dr Adham

Home treatment, quarantine for levels one, two Covid-19 patients — Dr Adham

PUTRAJAYA: The Ministry of Health (MOH) has established that levels one and two Covid-19 patients will undergo treatment and quarantine at home, while being monitored strictly by health workers, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba. He said a task force has been formed at the Crisis Preparedness and Emergency Response Centre (CPRC) level, state and district levels to monitor patients being treated at home. However, he said patients with symptoms would be treated in hospitals and the usual monitoring would be carried out. “We are doing this as we need to act fast in treating and isolating positive…
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Covid-19 a turning point to boost digitalisation in civil service – PSD DG

Covid-19 a turning point to boost digitalisation in civil service – PSD DG

PUTRAJAYA (Jan 13): The Covid-19 pandemic can be the turning point to boost the digitalisation of civil service in the country, according to Public Service Department director-general Tan Sri Mohd Khairul Adib Abd Rahman. In his virtual 2021 message entitled ‘Facing Challenges, Beyond Expectation’ today, he said there was a need to integrate various government services under one platform with smart application to ease the business. “Prior to this, we have numerous platforms to manage pensions, leave, study applications, loan payments and other matters. I hope we will be able to incorporate all services under one platform with a smart application which…
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Khairy: Malaysia must position itself as startup hub to attract global talents

Khairy: Malaysia must position itself as startup hub to attract global talents

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 — Malaysia must position itself as a hub for startups to attract the best global entrepreneurial talents to be based in the country, said the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. Its minister, Khairy Jamaluddin, said the country’s entrepreneurship ecosystem was on par with the world’s best, but Malaysia must brand itself better to get noticed. “We don’t brand ourselves enough. We have to do more about positioning ourselves. Many countries are attracting the same limited amount of talent. If you don’t shout above the noise, you’re going to be bypassed,” he said in a statement today. Khairy…
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Political stability may be behind Shell’s recent shift to Sarawak, says analyst

Political stability may be behind Shell’s recent shift to Sarawak, says analyst

KOTA KINABALU: An analyst believes Shell’s decision to downsize its operations in Sabah and move its personnel into Sarawak was partly driven by the political stability in the latter. Sociopolitical analyst Awang Azman Pawi said the stability of the state government under the leadership of Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg has managed to instill foreign and local investors’ confidence in Sarawak. “This has (particularly) attracted foreign investors to pump more investments into Sarawak and this can also be attributed to this latest move by Shell (in Sabah),” he told FMT. “The repositioning of Shell’s focus (back) to Miri is because…
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Virtual Hackathon Provides Affordable Inventions For SMEs Of The Electronic And Electrical (E&E) Sub-sector

Virtual Hackathon Provides Affordable Inventions For SMEs Of The Electronic And Electrical (E&E) Sub-sector

Leveraging on Industry 4.0 in age of technologies, Electrical & Electronics Productivity Nexus (EEPN) supported by the Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) has organised Virtual Hackathon (East Malaysia) to encourage universities students to develop Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based Machine Vision System to be used by businesses. Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports in The Cabinet of Sarawak, Yang Berhormat Datuk Snowdan Anak Donald Lawan said besides providing the opportunities for universities students to be exposed to the real issues that the industry is facing based on the real case studies, Virtual Hackathon (East Malaysia) also helps to shape the students skills in…
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Inisiatif baik promosi AI

Inisiatif baik promosi AI

KOTA SAMARAHAN: Hackathon Maya pertama di Malaysia yang dianjurkan oleh Perbadanan Produktiviti Malaysia (MPC) dan Nexus Produktiviti Elektrik & Elektronik (ESPN) adalah satu inisiatif yang baik untuk mempromosikan kecerdasan buatan (AI) yang berasaskan kepada Sistem Penglihatan Mesin kepada pelajar universiti di negara ini. Menteri Muda Belia dan Sukan, Datuk Snowdan Lawan berkata, ini adalah salah satu daripada usaha kerajaan untuk menggalakan penglibatan pelajar dari universiti bagi membangunkan penyelesaian Bukti Konsep (POC) mesin yang berasaskan AI kepada syarikat tempatan terutamanya Syarikat Perusahaan Industri Kecil dan Sederhana (PKS). Katanya, objektif program tersebut adalah untuk meningkatkan produktiviti syarikat dengan menyediakan penemuan yang berpatutan…
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UMS group wins Virtual Hackathon

UMS group wins Virtual Hackathon

KOTA SAMARAHAN: Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)’s HappyGoLucky group emerged champion of the Industry 4.0 (I4.0) Virtual Hackathon East Malaysia 2020. The group participated in the hackathon with their project titled ‘Artificial Intelligence (AI) Defective Global Tracker’ and went home with RM5,000. The prize was presented by Youth and Sports Assistant Minister Datuk Snowdan Lawan at the Hackathon’s closing ceremony held at D-Virtual Park in Jalan Meranek here on Sunday (Oct 18). Meanwhile, first runner-up was Hozatech group from University College of Technology Sarawak (UCTS) who won RM3,000 for their project titled ‘AI-SCAN4GUD’. The second runner-up was WILL group, also from…
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Happy Go Lucky juara Pertandingan Virtual I4.0 Hackathon Malaysia Timur 2020

Happy Go Lucky juara Pertandingan Virtual I4.0 Hackathon Malaysia Timur 2020

KOTA SAMARAHAN, 18 Okt: Pasukan Happy Go Lucky muncul juara Pertandingan Virtual I4.0 Hackathon Malaysia Timur 2020 bertempat di Taman D-Virtual Kota Samarahan di sini, hari ini. Membentangkan Projek ‘A.I. Defective Glove Tracker’, wakil Universiti Malaysia Sabah itu mengalahkan 13 pasukan lain. Dengan kejuaraan itu, Pasukan Happy Go Lucky merangkul hadiah wang tunai RM5,000 yang telah disampaikan Menteri Muda Belia Dan Sukan Datuk Snowdan Lawan secara maya. Pada ucapannya, Snowdan yakin program Virtual Hackathon menyediakan peluang kepada pelajar universiti untuk mendalami isu sebenar yang dihadapi pihak industri berdasarkan kajian kes. “Ini akan mengasah bakat para pelajar di dalam aspek penyelesaian…
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Sabah to churn out skilled manpower in aircraft maintenance at KKIP

Sabah to churn out skilled manpower in aircraft maintenance at KKIP

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah is set to produce skilled manpower in the nation's aviation industry as the Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park (KKIP) Aerospace Training Centre collaborates with big companies on aircraft maintenance training and anchor vendor initiatives. The companies are MASwings Sdn Bhd, Layang-Layang Aerospace, Mega Aerospace Sdn Bhd and CAAC Malaysia Sdn Bhd for on-the-job training; as well as Bataras Sdn Bhd and the Department of Industrial Research and Development for anchor-vendor development programmes. Located within KKIP, about 30 minutes from the state capital, the training centre is expected to secure a significant share of revenue from the aerospace industry…
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