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  • MDEC sets to accelerate big data analytics adoption, innovation +

    CYBERJAYA:The Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) sets to accelerate the Big Data Analytics (BDA) adoption and innovation among Malaysian companies by establishing a network of BDA Innovation Centres of Excellence. Its chief executive officer Datuk Yasmin Mahmood said the initiative would focus on bringing private and public partnerships as a conduit to build critical mass in BDA adoption and innovation. It is also a crucial step in realising MDeC’s vision to turn Malaysia into a BDA hub in Asean, she said at the launch of a network of BDA Innovation Centres of Excellence, here yesterday. At the event, three Memorandum of Read More
  • Najib wins hearts of investors in dual mission to promote M’sia and Asean at WEF +

    DAVOS, SWITZERLAND:Despite having his trip cut short, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak succeeded in his dual mission to promote both Malaysia and Asean as preferred investment destinations. And, reassured international investors convinced by the strong case Najib presented in highlighting Malaysia’s competiveness on its own merit and its strategic position within South East Asia (SEA), sounded out their long-term commitment to Malaysia and Asean. Najib, who is also the Finance Minister, also took time to personally meet the corporate leaders of six companies – BAE, Lloyds, Royal Dutch Shell, General Electric, Nestle and Standard Chartered Group, which were looking Read More
  • Five new faces in Sandakan Municipal Council +

    SANDAKAN:Five new faces were among the 25 councillors who took their oath during the swearing in of the Sandakan Municipal Councillors for 2015-2016 term at the grand ballroom of Sabah Hotel here yesterday. They are Fakaruddin Ampong, Maidin Nordin, Shariff Abdul Rahman Shariff Omang, Chong Thien Ming and Lin Kim Foh. The other councillors in the line for the new term are Datuk Haji Alipudin Haji Puyon, Datuk Armani Mahiruddin, Abdul Salim Sahak, Alex Lim Su Chung, Lily Aw, Cheong Chiew Ming, Hussin Nasib, Mohamad Noor Bacho, Fu Yuk Sang, Jaafar Gaafar Jakariah, Haji Jalaludin Haron, Jamayah Haji Sapawi, Kong Read More
  • One Putatan Commercial Centre to make residents' lives easier +

    KOTA KINABALU:Doing errands will now be easy for residents in Putatan when the One Putatan Commercial Centre is opened for business this Saturday. TCT Trading Sdn Bhd managing director Dato’ Tan Kar Leong, said the integrated business centre sited on a 3.1 acre land consists of Century Supermarket, One-Stop Superstore, Speedy Car Wash, BTC Textile Emporium and SugarBun, a drive-thru store. The site occupied by the commercial centre along Putatan road at mile 61/2 in Kampung Pasir Puteh is formerly the godown of Gardenia Flight Kitchen. TCT Trading has signed a 12-year renewable rental agreement with the land owner to Read More
  • 600 jobs offered to Sabahans under 1Malaysia Scheme +

    KOTA KINABALU:Around 1,000 university graduates, Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) school leavers, Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) and diploma holders turned up at Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) here yesterday for an open interview session under the 1Malaysia Training Scheme (SL1M). Some 600 management trainee and full-time positions were offered to Sabahans by 10 companies taking part in SL1M. As early as 6.30am, the job seekers, who came from all over Sabah including Kota Kinabalu, Keningau, Sandakan, Tawau and Semporna, have been queuing up outside the main lecture hall in UMS as they waited patiently for their turn to be interviewed by Read More
  • China seeking suitable location for consulate +

    KOTA KINABALU:The Deputy Consul-General of the China Consulate General in Kota Kinabalu, Sun Xiaowu, said a suitable location is still being sought to establish the Chinese consulate here. Sun believes once the Chinese consulate is established here, it will bring great benefits to the development of bilateral trade, tourism and culture of both Sabah and China. Speaking at a dinner hosted by Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) Sabah branch chairman Datuk Lau Kok Sing here on Wednesday, Sun expressed his gratitude to MCCC Sabah branch for its assistance. “I hope we can find a suitable location to set up the Read More
  • Minimum RM3,000 pay needed in KK +

    KOTA KINABALU:A person needs a minimum income of RM3,000 a month in order to have a relatively comfortable life in Kota Kinabalu. However, majority of the dwellers in the State capital are earning much less than this, with many deep in debts and struggling to make ends meet, according to a study. A survey conducted by SabahToday found that more than half of the people in the City were earning below RM2,500 a month. The study published in the Sabah Industry Quarterly (SIQ) magazine also deduced that RM2,500 was the minimum amount needed by an individual working and living in Read More
  • M’sia’s priorities receive very positive response +

    KOTA KINABALU:The eight priorities for ASEAN put forward by Malaysia received very positive response from Asean Foreign Ministers. Malaysia’s Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman said this was following the relevance of the priorities to ASEAN needs, which among others, included the aim to strengthen the development of the small and medium entreprise (SMEs) in the region. “This is something that we have, the areas that need to be done more. All these priorities which we have put forward are very relevant to ASEAN needs and towards achieving the ASEAN Community,” he said. Anifah was speaking to reporters after chairing Read More
  • RM2.543 bil spent for devt projects +

    KOTA KINABALU:The Sabah State government spent RM2.543 billion or 76.10 per cent of the allocation in 2014 to implement development projects in the State. Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Haji Aman said the amount was 14 per cent above the national average of 62.04 per cent for development expenditure. He was speaking at the Sabah State Action Council meeting held here yesterday after a briefing by the Sabah Federal Development Office based on the Project Monitoring System II for the period ending December 31, 2014. Musa urged the civil service, particularly the implementing agencies, to double their efforts and commitment Read More
  • Sabah's sky-rocketing property prices predicted to grow +

    KOTA KINABALU:With property prices going through the roof in recent years, many first-time home buyers are in a quandary. Recent reports put Sabah’s property prices second only to Selangor, the wealthiest state in Malaysia in terms of annual GDP. Sabah’s spiraling house prices is worrying Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Haji Aman, who says some condominium units in the state are priced at par with those in Kuala Lumpur. Sabah Housing and Real Estate Developers Association (SHAREDA) President, Datuk Francis Goh said the increase has many reasons, but is chiefly due to the transportation charges of 15 per cent as Read More
  • Wuhan City vice mayor to promote Sabah +

    KOTA KINABALU: Zhang Xuemang, the vice mayor of Wuhan City of Hubei Province in China, has pledged to promote Sabah as a safe haven for tourists upon his return to China. Zhang, who is also the president of Wuhan Overseas Friendship Association, said Sabah was blessed with beautiful scenery and hospitable people. He said this during a dinner hosted by WSG Group managing director Datuk Susan Wong Siew Guen for the delegation here on Monday. Zhang said the delegation hoped to achieve five goals in this visit to Kota Kinabalu, one of which was to visit old friends and establish Read More
  • Towards people-centred Asean Community +

    KOTA KINABALU:The government, during Malaysia’s chairmanship of Asean, endeavors to organise the various Asean meetings in different cities around the country. “The intention is to serve at least three imperatives; the first of which is to introduce delegates to the many wonders Malaysia has to offer. “Each city will have the opportunity to attract, impress and welcome you to the different attractions present in the individual states,” Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said. The second intent of the government in organising the Asean meetings across the country is to allow each state to feel that it too is part Read More
  • Perdana Petroleum’s sturdy order book to sustain earnings +

    KUCHING:Perdana Petroleum Bhd’s (Perdana Petroleum) strong order book of approximately RM1.1 billion is poised to sustain the company’s earnings for the next few years. The research arm of MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Bhd (MIDF Research) yesterday said the company’s fundamentals remain intact supported by long-term charter contracts extending up to 2019. Additionally, Perdana Petroleum’s charter contracts consist mainly production assets or brownfield oil and gas (O&G) assets in Malaysia. MIDF Research explained that the contracts are less risky than those in the exploration stage during the current low oil price environment as producing brownfield assets will still operate in order Read More
  • Malaysia, Indonesia To Continue Discussions To Solve Maritime Boundary Issues - Anifah +

    KOTA KINABALU, -- Malaysia and Indonesia will continue discussions to find solutions to the maritime boundary issues through the existing mechanism, according to Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman. Anifah said the matter was agreed upon during a bilateral meeting with his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi at the Le Meridien Hotel here today. Apart from matters concerning bilateral ties between Malaysia and Indonesia, Anifah said they had also discussed regional and international issues of mutual concern. "Both countries have also greed to discuss issues concerning the detention of Malaysian fishing vessel by Indonesia; Indonesian workers; and voluntary repatriation of Indonesian workers Read More
  • Pan-Borneo Highway to spur economic and social development in Sabah and Sarawak +

    KOTA KINABALU: The Pan-Borneo Highway (PBH) linking Sabah and Sarawak will stimulate economic and social development in East Malaysia, says Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman. He said the PBH was considered to be among the best road network in the country and was part of an economic development agenda for the people of Sabah and Sarawak. “With the highway, Sabahans and Sarawakians can move from one area to another with ease thus opening up new places with economic and social spillover effects,” he said in a dialogue session with participants of the Young Journalists Fellowship programme here yesterday. Read More
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