State hopes for federal government aid on housing ministry to focus on M40, B40

State hopes for federal government aid on housing ministry to focus on M40, B40

Sim (middle) talking to SHEDA property roadshow organising chairman and Kuching branch assistant secretary Peter Pau at one of the booths. KUCHING: The state government, which will focus on providing housing for the Middle 40 per cent (M40) and Bottom 40 per cent (B40) groups, hopes that the federal government will cooperate with them on this matter. Local Government and Housing Ministry Minister Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian, during a press conference for the SHEDA Kuching Branch Second Home & Property Roadshow 2018, said that he hopes the federal government will work with the Sarawak government and vice versa, to increase low cost housing in the state. “Typically, in this category, the Sarawak government provides the land and federal government provides the money (financing), that’s how we work together,” Sim explained. “For the Sarawak government, while waiting for the federal government, the state government itself has provided RM60 million in kampung extension and another 141 million for all the various Rumah Spektra Permata (Spektra)...
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Architecture In Malaysia Top 20 Buildings

Architecture In Malaysia Top 20 Buildings

In common with most countries, architecture in Malaysia comes in a wide range of styles. Buildings range from the magnificent (Petronas Twin Towers for example) to the hideous (some of the older low cost housing blocks). The Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) chooses for its headquarters one of Kuala Lumpur’s most attractive heritage buildings, Loke Hall which was built in 1907 as a town house for Loke Chow Kit. It was thought to have been designed by Anglo-Indian architect A.K Musdeen. Architecture In Malaysia - Top 20 Most Attractive When it comes to deciding which are the most attractive buildings in Malaysia, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Here is my list of Top 20 Buildings in Malaysia. I have excluded mosques, temples, churches and bridges which are covered elsewhere on this website. My list, which is in no particular order, is biased more towards older buildings, being something of an oldie myself! Petronas Towers. This is an obvious choice. KL’s...
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Poll shows M’sian workers need tech know-how for IR4.0

Poll shows M’sian workers need tech know-how for IR4.0

PETALING JAYA: More than 60% of Malaysians surveyed expect their jobs to be taken over by automation in the next five to 10 years. However, 87% of those polled feel equipped to deal with the new wave of digitalisation. According to the latest Q2 2019 Randstad Workmonitor study, 63% out of the 400 Malaysians polled expected their jobs to be automated, which is 12% higher compared with Singapore. Malaysia is still considered 29 points or 34% higher than the global average of those who expect their jobs to be taken over by machines. The survey noted that 89%, or close to nine in 10 respondents, said their bosses should invest more in developing their workers’ digital skills as well as help them to stay employable. More than 71% of employees also said their bosses had an increasing need for those with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills and capabilities. Similarly, analysis of vacancy data shows that the median advertising duration for a STEM vacancy is...
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Graduan Aspire Career Fair 2019, a pathway for young graduates to have a better future.

Graduan Aspire Career Fair 2019, a pathway for young graduates to have a better future.

Working with leading organisations & institutions in Malaysia, GRADUAN® ASPIRE 2019 offers opportunities to talent in landing their dream career as well as learn all about the corporate world. Meet and network with Malaysia’s leading employers, GRADUAN ASPIRE gives talent insight to their prospective employers while giving them a chance to connect with Malaysia’s corporate leaders. Not only that, talent interested in pursuing their education in postgraduate studies will also be able to receive the necessary information they need from participating universities. ASPIRE 2019 Promo Video Welcome to press this link https://youtu.be/0nagyE58ldU Photo about Pn Elia Talib, the founder of GRADUAN Pn Elia Talib mentioned that GRADUAN was launched in 1995 which had 25 years, letting youth enter this platform to join the workforce. This pioneering and comprehensive guidebook provides young readers with invaluable information to prepare them for the transition from student life to employment. The definitive annual also gives them unparalleled access to industry leaders, CEOs, Managing Directors, and senior management personnel in Malaysia’s leading...
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International Applied Vibration Conference 2019

International Applied Vibration Conference 2019

Available exhibition space in November, but limited! Or book yourself a seat! Venue: Kuala Lumpur Date: 13-14 November 2019 International Speakers 1. Prof. Reza N. Jazar, RMIT University  2. Kazuhito Kato, Japan 3. Prof. Mohammad Fard, RMIT University  To register, please contact International Applied Vibration Conference 2019 (IAViC 2019) or email to iavic.events@firm-motion.com ...
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Building a generation of future proof law graduates

Building a generation of future proof law graduates

EVEN with the latest technologies available now, it is not entirely possible to predict what the future may hold. Therefore, it is crucial to be ready for any circumstances which might unfold and this holds true to the legal industry as well. The University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM) Head of Law and Associate Professor of Law Anne Chrishanthani Vergis said law affected various aspects of our lives, from criminal proceedings, family law to corporate agreements. She said just as with the ever changing environment and lifestyles of the people, there would surely be changes in the legal landscape, be it the amendment of existing public and private law as well as drafting of new laws and regulations. “All law practitioners, no matter which area they are involved in, would have to be ready to face that. Therefore, at UoRM, we aspire to ensure that all our law graduates are industry ready and future proof to meet the future industry’s demand. “They must also contribute...
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The man who helps create tourist destinations

The man who helps create tourist destinations

Roger Brooks travels 350 days per year and spends most of them trying to create a place where you want to be. Brooks, 61, a tourism consultant, has worked with more than 1,000 destinations in 45 states and places abroad since the early 1980s (rogerbrooksinternational.com). This is an edited transcript of our conversation. Q: How did you become a tourism consultant? A. : For decades, tourism wasn’t even an industry. It was just something people did. I was working in the music business, managing tours for bands like Fleetwood Mac and Earth, Wind & Fire, when I was asked to help develop the Whistler ski area in British Columbia into a world-class destination resort. I had no idea what I was doing, but I recruited investment, and it worked. We did resort projects for about 10 years. Then towns started calling. Q: What was the first town you worked with? A: Ocean Shores, Wash. It’s on the Pacific Coast, and people called it Open Sores. It...
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Plastic bags, straws banned in UMS cafeteria

Plastic bags, straws banned in UMS cafeteria

KOTA KINABALU : The Faculty of Medicine and Health Science (FMHS) Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) yesterday launched the concept of Bring Your Own Container (BYOC) in conjunction with the faculty’s annual Chinese New Year (CNY) Potluck and Celebration 2019. “BYOC is a unique concept whereby we encourage all the faculty students and staff to bring their own containers daily for their meals. In today’s CNY celebration, all lecturers, students and supporting staff brought their own containers to contain their food. We want to raise awareness to our faculty members and the nation that one plastic bag takes 500 years to degrade completely. Malaysia is the eight largest producer of mismanaged plastics in the world,” said Dr Yeap Boon Tat, deputy dean of Students Affairs and Alumni in a statement. “We had slowly informed all faculty members since February 2019 regarding the need to reduce unnecessary plastics at our faculty, followed by this BYOC implementation in April 2019. I am proud to announce...
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This Sarawak Powerlifter Just Broke A World Record Booked A Spot In The 2020 Paralympics

This Sarawak Powerlifter Just Broke A World Record Booked A Spot In The 2020 Paralympics

National powerlifter Bonnie Bunyau Gustin has struck gold not once, but twice at the recent World Para Powerlifting Championship in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan The Sarawakian para-athlete - who is of short stature - clinched his first gold medal in the Men's below 65kg event on 12 July, followed by a second gold medal a few days later in the Men's up to 65kg event. The latter also marks Bonnie's first ever senior title, which saw him beating Paralympic champions Paul Kehinde from Nigeria and Liu Lei from China.  Most impressively, the 20-year-old also broke a junior world record (which he set himself in 2018) when he lifted 207kg to win his second gold medal. Bonnie broke and set the World Junior Record and Asia Junior Record in October last year when he lifted 204kg at the 2018 Asian Para Games. Bonnie, who stands at 132cm, dropped out of school when he was 15 to pursue a career in powerlifting. Talent for the sport also runs in the family; Bonnie's father Gustin Jenang and older brother Bryan Junencey are also para-athletes in the same sport! Thanks to his...
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Aspire 500 Conference, Cashing in on E-Wallets

Aspire 500 Conference, Cashing in on E-Wallets

Photo about the keynote speakers during the conference. Photos during the discussion. E-wallets becoming a trend in Malaysia, most of the speakers encourage the audience to use E-wallets. Touch & Go CEO, Mr. Syahrunizam shared about his experience working as an entrepreneur to innovate new technologies for Touch & Go, looking for possible ways to keep it local as possible.  He mentioned that we need to see in a different way because there will be a lot more exciting during the journey. In addition, Mr. Syahrunizam gives some perspective about building loyalty like changing the narrative data that is required to give back to the customers, and successes on youth through their own innovation. Co-founder of Fave, Mr. Yeoh spoke that the youngest always come with spirit. The main focus on his services is easy, better and faster. His advice is to try to be different, think and stretch them (*putting ideas into the actions). Boost encourages to build a startup culture, understanding the data...
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