MDEC to partner with more tech players in creating Digital Tech Faculty experts

MDEC to partner with more tech players in creating Digital Tech Faculty experts

KUALA LUMPUR (July 29): The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM), via its agency Malaysia Digital Economy Corp (MDEC), will be working closely with the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) to partner with more tech companies such as Acestar, AWS, Cisco Academy, Microsoft, Oracle, Quandatics, and SAS Institute to create digitally-skilled faculty experts and graduates. In a statement, MDEC said as part of its commitment to ensuring industry-relevant curriculum delivery at all MDEC’s Premier Digital Tech Institutions (PDTIs) and Data Partner Universities, MDEC will be working closely with more technology partners to expand its Digital Tech Faculty Expert (DTeX) programme.  It said the partnership will allow the tech partners to contribute to growth of industry-ready skills required in the workforce that is critical to meet the industry’s current and future demand.Advertisement MDEC said the DTeX initiative was started in 2019 and to date it had garnered the support of eight technology companies which had collectively trained 370 lecturers. It said for this year, DTeX 2020 is...
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MDEC, Huawei to spearhead Malaysia as Asean digital hub

MDEC, Huawei to spearhead Malaysia as Asean digital hub

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysia Digital Economy Corp (MDEC) and Huawei Technologies (M) Sdn Bhd have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to spearhead the initiative to drive Malaysia’s position as the heart of digital Asean. This collaboration will kick start with a white paper development conducted by both parties on identifying and developing key elements to realise the aspiration of Malaysia being the regional digital hub. “From our partnership with Huawei, we aim to gain insights and knowledge in addressing the pain points and challenges faced by the digital ecosystem in the country. “We aim to be prepared with solutions to enable and facilitate the capacity building to realise the full potential of Malaysia’s digital economy through digital adoption and digital talent development, ” MDEC chief executive officer Surina Shukri (pic) said in a statement yesterday. The objective of this MoU is to develop a robust digital economy, including information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure, applied innovative technologies (5G, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data,...
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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 by developing skilled manpower, providing Sabah an opportunity to tap into the high value-added industry. Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said the state must develop and utilise the skills of young Sabahans, particularly in aircraft maintenance, especially when the world is slowly reviving the tourism industry following the Covid-19 pandemic. “I’m made to understand that five years ago, the United Nations indicated...
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Sabah’s only innovation and creativity centre on track to shape resilient community

Sabah’s only innovation and creativity centre on track to shape resilient community

KOTA KINABALU: Having only begun operating for four months, the Sabah Creative Economy and Innovation Centre has achieved several accomplishments in fostering an innovative and resilient community despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Highlights include the concept of Augmented Reality (AR) or Virtual Reality (VR) in tourism, pushing for innovation among locals, and establishing a partnership with the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC). The centre's general manager Viviantie Sarjuni said the AR/VR Tourism idea was picked to be among the top 10 in the Startup Weekend online organised by Techstar - an American seed accelerator founded in 2006 in Boulder, Colorado. "The idea came from one of the participants Zikri Zainudin, who is a Sabahan. The idea is to make changes to a person's perception of their physical surroundings when viewed through a particular device. "This way we can sell the travelling experience to tourists without having to travel to particular places. It is very relevant especially during the pandemic," she said. Another three Sabahan...
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Nancy melantik Sanib sebagai Ahli Lembaga Penasihat Arkib Negara Malaysia

Nancy melantik Sanib sebagai Ahli Lembaga Penasihat Arkib Negara Malaysia

KUCHING, 5 JULAI 2020 (SNN) – YB Dato’ Sri Hajah Nancy Shukri telah menyampaikan surat pelantikan kepada Datu Dr. Sanib bin Hj. Said sebagai Ahli Lembaga Penasihat Arkib Negara Malaysia petang tadi.  Nancy merupakan Menteri Pelancongan, Seni dan Budaya Malaysia yang bertanggungjawab kepada pelbagai jabatan dan agensi Kerajaan Persekutuan termasuk Arkib Negara Malaysia yang mempunyai cawangan di negeri Sarawak. Nancy berkata dengan kelayakan dan pengalaman yang luas, Sanib akan mampu memberikan sumbangan kepada kemajuan Arkib Negara Malaysia di peringkat kebangsaan. Sanib Said (67) merupakan salah seorang sejarawan yang terkenal di Sarawak dan Malaysia.  Sebagai seorang sejarawan beliau banyak menggunakan perkhidmatan arkib bukan sahaja di Malaysia tetapi juga di luar negara.  Penyelidikan yang dilakukan beliau telah menghasilkan tesis dan buku tentang sejarah Sarawak.  Mungkin ramai yang tidak mengetahui bahawa Sanib pernah berkhidmat sebagai Pegawai Arkib dan sempat mengikuti kursus Post-Diploma in Information Management and Archives Administration di University of New South Wales, Australia pada tahun 1982. Beliau merupakan mantan Ketua Jabatan Sejarah, Universiti Brunei Darussalam; Pengarah, Jabatan Muzium Sarawak dan...
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Terbaiklah! D’Virtual Park, Taman Tema VR Pertama Sarawak Kini Dibuka

Terbaiklah! D’Virtual Park, Taman Tema VR Pertama Sarawak Kini Dibuka

D’Virtual Park yang terletak di Jalan Meranek, Kota Samarahan Sarawak yang juga taman tema realiti maya (VR) pertama di Borneo dibuka kepada orang ramai. Namun kapasiti pengunjung akan dikurangkan dalam satu masa. Langkah itu sejajar dengan pelaksanaan prosedur keselamatan dan kesihatan ditetapkan kerajaan mengikut Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan Pemulihan (PKPP). Mengikut prosedur terbabit, para pengunjung disyaratkan memakai penutup hidung dan mulut apabila memasuki premis serta mengamalkan penjarakan sosial manakala kakitangan taman akan bertindak mengendalikan orang ramai bagi sesi menikmati perjalanan atau pengembaraan secara realiti maya, ketika beratur serta di kafe. Pengunjung yang ingin memasuki Taman Tema VR dengan kos bernilai RM13 juta ini juga perlu membuat tempahan tiket awal bagi mengelak beratur di pintu masuk dan sebelum memasuki taman. Selain itu, kod imbasan QR juga akan dilaksanakan bagi tujuan pengesanan kontak. D-Virtual Park itu beroperasi dalam sembilan blok bangunan tiga tingkat yang menawarkan kira-kira 10 perjalanan pengembaraan hiburan secara realiti maya dengan VR Elevation D’Luxe terbukti antara yang paling popular. Tarikan lain termasuk VR...
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D-Virtual Park and power of digitalisation

D-Virtual Park and power of digitalisation

The RM13mil D-Virtual Park AT Jalan Meranek, Kota Samarahan, the first virtual theme park in Borneo, is set to spread the wonders of digitalisation to the community. The park would put to the community the importance of understanding the power of digitalisation and also technology in line with Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0). In an exclusive interview with Suara Sarawak and New Sarawak Tribune last Wednesday, Serba Dinamik Group Bhd group managing director Datuk Dr Mohd Abdul Karim Abdullah explained the issue and their effects on Sarawak and Malaysia as a whole. When will D-Virtual Park open its doors to the public? D-Virtual Park is already open. However, due to the movement control order (MCO) only 30 people are allowed to be in the facility at any one time. So we will devise a plan so that visitors will come and experience it. This is the first virtual theme park in Borneo. What are some of the initiatives that would make Kota Samarahan a global name? We...
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Serba Dinamik finds opportunities in the North Sea

Serba Dinamik finds opportunities in the North Sea

KUALA LUMPUR: Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd's latest acquisition could serve as a cornerstone for the group to build its operations and penetrate the North Sea Market, says AmInvestment Bank research. The research house, which has a "buy" call and fair value of RM2.20 on Serba Dinamik, said the purchase of Wellahead Engineering is in line with the group's expansion strategy. "The group remains on the prowl for further value-enhancing acquisitions to expand its oil & gas maintenance-focused expertise and technical capabilities into existing markets while aggressively venturing into new geographical locations," it said. The UK's Daily Business reported that Serba Dinamik is purchasing an 80% stake in Wellahead Engineering, an Aberdeen-based precision engineering service provider for the North Sea oil & gas industry, for £1.5mil (RM8mil) cash. Wellahead commenced operations in 1998 and employs 15 staff. In FY19 it generated revenue of £2.5mil with EBITDA margin of 16% and net profit margin of 12%. This translates to a value-enhancing acquisition PE of 6x, said...
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Petronas sells Teluk Ramunia yard to Serba Dinamik

Petronas sells Teluk Ramunia yard to Serba Dinamik

KUALA LUMPUR: Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd has purchased Petroliam Nasional Bhd’s (Petronas) fabrication yard in Teluk Ramunia, Johor, for RM320 million. The global integrated engineering services provider said the 68.78-hectare yard had the capacity to perform steel fabrication of offshore platforms and other structures of up to 50,000 tonnes. “Due to its close proximity with Petronas’ Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID), an integrated oil and gas hub in Pengerang, the proposed acquisition represents an opportunity for the Serba Dinamik group to venture into the marine and offshore services segment in a strategic location,” the offshore upstream player said in a filing with Bursa Malaysia on Friday. In a media statement, Serba Dinamik group managing director and group chief executive officer Datuk Dr Ir Mohd Karim Abdullah said the company had plenty of opportunities to expand its engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning (EPCC) capabilities. “These opportunities lie not only in Malaysia but across the region and the Middle East. With the agreement as well...
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Leonardo further consolidates its positioning in the Space Sector, increasing its stake in Avio

Leonardo further consolidates its positioning in the Space Sector, increasing its stake in Avio

Leonardo currently owns 29.63% of Avio’s share capital The transaction further consolidates Leonardo's role in a strategic sector like the Space Rome, 15 June 2020 – Leonardo announces the conclusion of the transactions aimed at purchasing 988,475 Avio’s shares. Following the transactions, Leonardo increases its stake in Avio by 3.75%, reaching 29.63% of the share capital. The transactions, carried out in the market, have been concluded on the 29th of May for a total price of ca. € 14 million. The transaction is a further consolidation of Leonardo’s role as industrial partner in Avio and Leonardo’s positioning in the relevant, strategic and growing Space business, mainly in the launcher segment, also thanks to the significant italian contribution to European collaboration programmes. ...
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