First Committee for StartUp Borneo Formed to Champion Startup Agenda in Sarawak

First Committee for StartUp Borneo Formed to Champion Startup Agenda in Sarawak

2018-2019 Committee meeting for StartUp Borneo conducted at RESONICS Global Sdn Bhd KUCHING, 6 JAN: Startup Borneo has officially launched its first committee of which consist of a combination of entrepreneurs, investors, financial advisors, industry players and engineers and website developer. The Startup Borneo which is being founded by Mr. Abdul Qaiyum Alidin, the Founder and Chief Technical Officer of RESONICS Global Sdn. Bhd. which is providing conceptual design, engineering, consultation and technology product development. Its first committee members included Ms. Siti Dhamirah, Mdm. Ursla Unnie, Mr. Mohd Safiq Saibi, Mr. Hacm Henry, Mr. Kamarulzaman Suief, Mr. Mohd Nuriqwan and Mr. Effy Akhbarizam. Startup Borneo is a community initiative as a platform for entrepreneurs, corporate, investors, incubators, accelerators, educational institution and the government to promote and champion Startup initiatives especially in Borneo. The startup ecosystem will provide mentorship and funding for each successful pitching session which is being judged by professionals and investors from various sectors. The Startup Borneo will eventually organize this initiative three times...
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MEA anjur Kongres Masa Depan Bumiputera Dan Negara Bulan Depan

MEA anjur Kongres Masa Depan Bumiputera Dan Negara Bulan Depan

MEA anjur Kongres Masa Depan Bumiputera Dan Negara Bulan Depan KUALA LUMPUR (27 Ogos): Kementerian Hal-Ehwal Ekonomi (MEA) akan menganjurkan Kongres Masa Depan Bumiputera & Negara (KBN) 2018 pada 1 September ini di Kuala Lumpur. Kongres itu bertujuan menjadi wacana kepada usaha kerajaan untuk menggubal Agenda Pemerkasaan Ekonomi Bumiputera yang baharu. Menterinya, Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali berkata, KBN juga mengenalpasti fokus bidang pertumbuhan baharu untuk diceburi oleh Bumiputera, di samping menjalin kerjasama strategik pelbagai pihak bagi menyokong agenda pembangunan ekonomi Bumiputera. Selain usaha menggubal dasar baharu demi menjana pertumbuhan ekonomi yang pesat, kongres ini juga akan memberi penekanan kepada penerapan nilai-nilai positif, moral dan etika serta memberi fokus kepada soal pendidikan dan modal insan, pembentukan strategi dan penciptaan kekayaan. Kerajaan juga, katanya akan memberi keutamaan terhadap perkembangan Perusahaan Kecil dan Sederhana untuk meningkatkan aktiviti dalam rantaian nilai. Tambah Azmin, kongres ini disasarkan untuk menghasilkan resolusi yang bolehmembantu kerajaan merangka strategi jangka pendek, sederhana dan panjang serta kaedah bagaimana ia boleh dilaksanakan secara berterusan dan konsisten supaya hala...
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Putrajaya Anjur Kongres Masa Depan Bumiputera September Ini

Putrajaya Anjur Kongres Masa Depan Bumiputera September Ini

Putrajaya anjur kongres masa depan Bumiputera September ini PETALING JAYA (27 Ogos): Kementerian Hal Ehwal Ekonomi akan menganjurkan Kongres Masa Depan Bumiputera dan Negara 2018 (KBN 2018) pada 1 September ini di ibu negara. Menterinya, Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali berkata, kongres berkenaan bertujuan sebagai wacana kepada usaha kerajaan untuk menggubal agenda pemerkasaan ekonomi bumiputera yang baharu. “Kongres ini juga mengenalpasti fokus bidang pertumbuhan baharu untuk diceburi oleh bumiputera di samping menjalin kerjasama strategik pelbagai pihak bagi menyokong agenda pembangunan ekonomi bumiputera. “Selain usaha menggubal dasar baharu demi menjana pertumbuhan ekonomi yang pesat, kongres ini juga akan memberi pendekatan kepada penerangan nilai-nilai positif, moral dan etika serta memberi fokus kepada soal pendidikan dan modal insan, pembentukan strategi dan penciptaan kekayaan,” katanya menerusi kenyataan hari ini. Azmin berkata, kerajaan juga akan memberi keutamaan terhadap perkembangan Perusahaan Kecil dan Sederhana (PKS) untuk meningkatkan aktiviti dalam rantaian nilai. “Sebagai kerajaan yang peduli rakyat, kongres ini disasarkan untuk menghasilkan resolusi yang boleh membantu kerajaan merangka strategi jangka pendek, sederhana dan...
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Mahathir Advisers Propose Review of Malay Privileges To Spur Economy

Mahathir Advisers Propose Review of Malay Privileges To Spur Economy

Long-standing Bumiputra policy favors ethnic majority, from scholarships to contracts KUALA LUMPUR (August 20): Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's hand-picked advisers have recommended changes to Malaysia's Bumiputra policy, a set of affirmative action measures designed to lift the social welfare of the majority ethnic Malays. The policy, introduced in 1971, grants a wide range of privileges -- from scholarships to access to government contracts -- based on ethnicity rather than merit. Past attempts to revise the policy have been met with strong protests from conservatives, including Mahathir, who argued that Malays would be diminished in their own birthplace without state support. According to a statement from the Council of Eminent Persons, the Bumiputera agenda is to be looked at from the view of enhancing Malaysians' socioeconomic well-being. "We want to get it right this time," council head Daim Zainuddin told reporters on Monday. The former finance minister did not reveal the recommendations but said the advisory council would induce a "positive mindset change" of the...
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Jalinkan Kerjasama Dengan Rakan Industri Di Negara Jiran

Jalinkan Kerjasama Dengan Rakan Industri Di Negara Jiran

Jalinkan kerjasama dengan rakan industri di negara jiran KUCHING (19 Ogos): Golongan usahawan termasuk syarikat-syarikat permulaan tempatan disaran menjalinkan kerjasama dengan rakan-rakan industri di negara-negara jiran termasuk Indonesia untuk mengembangkan perniagaan. Ahli Lembaga Pengarah Perbadanan Produktiviti Malaysia (MPC) Wilayah Sarawak Datuk Abang Abdul Karim Tun Openg berkata, jalinan kerjasama itu akan membuka peluang perniagaan sekali gus menguntungkan kedua-dua pihak. “Misalnya, upacara penyerahan dokumen Memorandum Persefahaman (MoU) antara StartUp Borneo dan Himpunan Pengusaha Muda Indonesia Kalimantan Barat (HIPMI KALBAR) hari ini (semalam) merupakan platform terbaik kepada kedua-dua negara berjiran, Sarawak dan Indonesia. “Saya harap peluang kerjasama antara kedua-dua organisasi terbabit dimanfaatkan sepenuhnya, bukan sahaja dari segi ekonomi bahkan semua bidang yang boleh memberi sumbangan kepada pasaran,” katanya kepada media selepas merasmikan program Startup Borneo Pre-Pitching Siri Kedua di sini, semalam. Beliau percaya, banyak potensi baharu yang boleh diwujudkan di antara Sarawak dan Indonesia menerusi kerjasama ini. Bagi pihak MPC Wilayah Sarawak, Abang Abdul Karim berkata, perbadanan akan berusaha untuk membantu mereka supaya segala aktiviti yang dijalankan meraih...
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Sarawak, West Kalimantan Youths Jointly Explore Tech, e-Commerce Opportunities

Sarawak, West Kalimantan Youths Jointly Explore Tech, e-Commerce Opportunities

Sarawak, West Kalimantan youths jointly explore tech, e-commerce opportunities KUCHING, August 18: Aspiring young entrepreneurs in Sarawak has forged an understanding with their counterpart in West Kalimantan to jointly explore growth opportunities involving technology and e-commerce. Sarawak’s StartUp Borneo inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Himpunan Pengusaha Muda Indonesia-Kalimantan Barat (Hipmi Kalbar) here today for this purpose. The signing was held at the Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) Sarawak Region office. StartUp Borneo chairman Abdul Qaiyum Alidin said his members mounted an economic recce to Pontianak recently, and the MoU was a result of that trip. “With the signing of the MoU, we will be collaborating in more activities between Sarawak and West Kalimantan youths in how we can develop both regions in terms of technology and e-conomy,” he told reporters covering the event, which also featured StartUp Borneo’s second prepitching initiative. Hipmi Kalbar chairwoman Denia Yunirati Abdusamad, who was present with several delegates, said she hoped to see a lot of exchange in knowledge...
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Usahawan, Syarikat Permulaan Tempatan Harus Manfaatkan Potensi Ekonomi Dengan Mengembangkan Perniagaan

Usahawan, Syarikat Permulaan Tempatan Harus Manfaatkan Potensi Ekonomi Dengan Mengembangkan Perniagaan

Usahawan, syarikat permulaan tempatan harus manfaatkan potensi ekonomi dengan mengembangkan perniagaan KUCHING (18 Ogos): Golongan usahawan termasuk syarikat-syarikat permulaan tempatan disaran menjalinkan kerjasama dengan rakanrakan industri di negara-negara jiran termasuk Indonesia untuk mengembangkan perniagaan. Ahli Lembaga Pengarah Perbadanan Produktiviti Malaysia (MPC) Wilayah Sarawak Datuk Abang Abdul Karim Tun Openg berkata, jalinan kerjasama itu akan membuka peluang perniagaan sekali gus menguntungkan kedua-dua pihak. “Misalnya, upacara penyerahan dokumen Memorandum Persefahaman (MoU) antara StartUp Borneo dan Himpunan Pengusaha Muda Indonesia Kalimantan Barat (HIPMI KALBAR) hari ini (semalam) merupakan platform terbaik kepada kedua-dua negara berjiran, Sarawak dan Indonesia. “Saya harap peluang kerjasama antara kedua-dua organisasi terbabit dimanfaatkan sepenuhnya, bukan sahaja dari segi ekonomi bahkan semua bidang yang boleh memberi sumbangan kepada pasaran,” katanya kepada media selepas merasmikan program Startup Borneo Pre-Pitching Siri Kedua di sini, semalam. Beliau percaya, banyak potensi baharu yang boleh diwujudkan di antara Sarawak dan Indonesia menerusi kerjasama ini. Bagi pihak MPC Wilayah Sarawak, Abang Abdul Karim berkata, perbadanan akan berusaha untuk membantu mereka supaya segala aktiviti...
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MoU To Empower Businesses, Entrepreneur Devt In Borneo

MoU To Empower Businesses, Entrepreneur Devt In Borneo

MoU to empower businesses, entrepreneur devt in Borneo KUCHING (July 18): Startup Borneo and Himpunan Pengusaha Muda Indonesia Kalimantan Barat (HipmiKalbar) yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to empower businesses and entrepreneur development on the Borneo island. The exchange of MoU ceremony which saw Startup Borneo represented by chairman Abdul Qaiyum Alidin and HipmiKalbar represented by Denia Yuniarti Abdusamad, was held in conjunction with Startup Borneo’s second series of its Pre Pitching event. Present to witness the exchange of MoU was Malaysian Productivity Council (MPC) chairman Datuk Abang Karim Tun Abang Openg. When speaking at the event, Abang Karim said the MoU offered a new platform for entrepreneurs from Borneo to establish ties despite being separated by borders. “There should be no differences as we are all staying on the same island. Ideas from both sides need to be transmitted and exchanged,” said Abang Karim. He further elaborated that such collaboration should not be limited to just the economic aspect but other areas as well...
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Dr M: Govt aiming to have new national car company

Dr M: Govt aiming to have new national car company

Dr M: Govt aiming to have new national car company TOKYO (11 Jun 2018): The new Government aims to have a new national car company now that Proton has been bought over by China’s Geely. Speaking during a dialogue at the 24th Nikkei Conference on the Future of Asia, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said now that Proton was owned by Geely, it was no longer considered a national car. We are thinking of starting another national car - maybe with an Asian country,” he said here on Monday (June 11). Pressed on the country in mind, Dr Mahathir said: “Maybe Thailand, South Korea or even Japan.” [Source: "Dr M: Govt aiming to have new national car company" published by theStarOnline/Star Media Group Berhad]...
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New Joint Venture Set To Boost Tech-Transformation In Sarawak

New Joint Venture Set To Boost Tech-Transformation In Sarawak

New joint venture set to boost tech-transformation in S’wak KUCHING (1 July 2018): Sarawak will see about US$25 million (over RM100 million) in investment following the setting up of Andasar Bhd, a locally-incorporated consortium. Figure 1: Uzlov with the ‘uprail’ model, featured during a recent exhibition. The company, a joint venture (JV) between MHN Ventures Sdb Bhd of Sarawak and Adgex Ltd, which is a public-listed company from Australia that is looking into turning Sarawak as its regional base for Asean. Andasar, through expertise from Adgex, is looking at transferring four of its core technologies here — the ‘Uprail’ high-speed rail transportation system, the ‘Upline’ elevated pipeline system, the ‘greenBLAZE’ waste to energy system, and the ‘energyBrick’ electricity storage system. According to Adgex managing director Victor Uzlov, Andasar is looking at setting up its base in Sama Jaya Industrial and set up its local manufacturing and fabrication plant there, together with other facilities such as training and local management. “We look forward to participating and adding...
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