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30 December 2019 - Hiap Huat buys land in Pulau Indah for new waste treatment plant
  1. More ​Hiap Huat Holdings Bhd is buying 4.10 acres of leasehold land in Pulau Indah Industrial Park for RM11.97 million to build a new waste treatment plant
27 December 2019 - Healthcare seen supported by medical tourism
  1. More ​The weakening ringgit against the US dollar may not be all negative for the healthcare sector, especially with the Malaysia Year of Healthcare Travel 2020
27 December 2019 - Service sector to achieve 60pct GDP contribution in 3 years
  1. More The service sector aims to boost its contribution to Malaysia’s gross domestic product (GDP) as the country move towards achieving a developed nation status
23 December 2019 - Paragon Globe ventures into healthcare sector
  1. More ​Paragon Globe Bhd managing director has defended the group’s second related-party transaction (RPT) in a span of two years, saying the move will benefit the property and construction player
19 December 2019 - Port Klang Authority plans 2 capacity expansion projects
  1. More ​The Port Klang Authority (PKA) says it plans to embark on two projects to increase Port Klang’s capacity in stages to meet the growing demand
17 December 2019 - IGEM 2019 surpasses all targets, achieves nearly RM6 bln in business leads
  1. More ​The green technologies and eco-solutions trade event organised recently by the Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Ministry (MESTECC) has achieved almost RM6 billion in business leads and surpassed all targets, said its minister Yeo Bee Yin
13 December 2019 - Govt aims for 20% renewable energy use by 2025
  1. More Malaysia remains committed to addressing climate change in line with the Paris Agreement and Climate Change Convention as the Government is seeking to increase the country’s target of renewable energy generation to 20 percent by 2025
11 December 2019 - Shopping boost for the e-economy
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10 December 2019 - Industry players urged to assist government to give IR 4.0 education
  1. More ​Industry players are urged to assist the government in providing education to the community in information communication technology (ICT) in facing the challenges of the industrial revolution 4.0 (IR 4.0)
05 December 2019 - 5G, IoT key technologies in driving digital transformation -- EY
  1. More Fifth Generation (5G) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are among the key emerging technologies that will drive digital transformation in the next five years, said Ernst & Young (EY)
04 December 2019 - China firms set to invest RM3bil in cinema sector
  1. More ​Malaysia is set for a major boost in the cinematic world after China is poised to invest an accumulated RM3bil over the next five years
04 December 2019 - PKT Logistics to develop RM200mil depot
  1. More ​PKT Logistics Group Sdn Bhd, a total logistics service provider, has joined hands with the Finance Ministry to develop a RM200mil truck and inland clearance depot (ICD) at the Kota Perdana Special Border Economic Zone (SBEZ)
03 December 2019 - The tourist are coming
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03 December 2019 - Sino Hua-An diversifies into technology sector with TouchPoint buy
  1. More Metallurgical coke manufacturer Sino Hua-An International Bhd is diversifying into the technology business with the acquisition of a 100% stake in TouchPoint Group for RM72 million
03 December 2019 - Emphasis on STEM, TVET to strengthen manpower resources - Dr Mahathir
  1. More Malaysia is currently emulating developed countries like Japan, Germany and America by giving emphasis to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) studies and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad
03 December 2019 - Malaysia needs to digitise quicker to stay competitive
  1. More Malaysia needs to be quicker in undergoing digitisation in order to remain relevant in this digital world, as the country runs a high possibility of losing out to its neighbouring countries
03 December 2019 - Government encourages technology and innovation in B2G sector - Ong Kian Ming
  1. More ​The government is encouraging the development of technology and innovation to spur the growth of the business to government (B2G) sector especially in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0), said Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Dr Ong Kian Ming
03 December 2019 - Bukit Kayu Hitam integrated logistics hub to cost RM200 mln
  1. More ​A truck and inland clearance depot (ICD) costing RM200 million will be developed as part of Kota Perdana Special Border Economic Zone (SBEZ) in Bukit Kayu Hitam, Kedah
29 November 2019 - Darell urges Japanese investors to leverage on Malaysia's digital transformation push
  1. More ​International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Darell Leiking is calling for Japanese investors to leverage on Malaysia’s push for digital transformation
28 November 2019 - Collaboration with industries can help raise quality of TVET
  1. More ​The government believes that collaboration with industries and skills training centres could help raise the quality of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) towards making Malaysia a developed nation by 2020
27 November 2019 - Local industry makes big strides in sustainable green energy
  1. More ​The commercial and industrial sectors are set towards sustainable green energy for power consumption due to greater awareness of the incentives offered for embracing green energy such as solar, recording growth in uptake by over 100 per cent since 2018
25 November 2019 - Malaysia to be part of IR 4.0, says PM
  1. More Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the government intends to develop Malaysia to be part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR 4.0) and use modern technology to its advantage
24 November 2019 - Port sector to become major economic generator for Melaka
  1. More ​Plans to restore the port sector as a major economic contributor to Melaka like it was in the past are realistic and implementable, said a state executive council member
22 November 2019 - Seven industrial areas selected for NFCP initiative
  1. More ​Seven industrial areas in the state have been selected for the National Optical Fiber and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) to develop the digital economy to face the Industrial Revolution 4.0
21 November 2019 - RM6.5b allocated to create more jobs over next five years — Dr Mahathir
  1. More The government’s allocation of RM6.5 billion for the [email protected] programme will create more jobs for Malaysians over the next five years, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The prime minister said the programme has many long-term multiplier effects that go beyond the five years
21 November 2019 - Teo Seng to invest RM13 million for solar PV system
  1. More ​Egg producer Teo Seng Capital Bhd has set aside a capital expenditure of RM13 million for the installation of a solar photovoltaic (PV) system across its chicken farms and factories in Johor
20 November 2019 - Malaysia on right track for big data, AI in education
  1. More ​Malaysia is on the right track in using big data and artificial intelligence (AI) for the benefit of children especially in ensuring their future career and avoiding mismatching of skills and talents
20 November 2019 - 2020 APEC opens Malaysia's opportunity as tourism hub
  1. More ​The organisation of the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation Summit (APEC) 2020 will pave the opportunity for Malaysia to become a tourism hub, other than economic co-operation, said International Trade and Industry (MITI) deputy Minister Dr Ong Kian Ming
16 November 2019 - 'UMP to lead in TVET education'
  1. More The sky is the limit for Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP). Ranked among the top 800 best universities in the world based on the QS World University Rankings (WUR) 2020, UMP is aiming to become a leader in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the country
16 November 2019 - 5G roll out likely to begin middle of next year
  1. More ​Roll out of 5G will most likely begin in the middle of next year for areas and industries that need it, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo
15 November 2019 - Malaysia a potential hub for South-East Asia gaming industry
  1. More Magnus Games Studio was awarded the 2017 South-East Asia Best Rising Star Award
15 November 2019 - Mattan Engineering launches RM285m solar power plant
  1. More ​Mattan Engineering Sdn Bhd has launched its RM285 million large-scale solar 50MWac photovoltaic (PV) generation facility in Rembau, Negri Sembilan
15 November 2019 - E-commerce platforms a big money game
  1. More This year’s 11.11 figures suggest that the number of shoppers and merchants on the Internet is growing in the country
14 November 2019 - Malaysia’s e-commerce market to hit US$11b in 2025
  1. More ​Malaysia’s e-commerce market is forecast to reach US$11 billion (US$1=RM4.15) in 2025, an estimated increase of 24 per cent annually, said the Communications and Multimedia Ministry (KKMM) secretary-general Datuk Suriani Ahmad
12 November 2019 - KLIP set to become world class port of call – Loke
  1. More ​The Kuala Linggi International Port (KLIP) is set to become a world class port of call in line with the government’s aspiration for the development of the maritime and bunker services industry in Malaysia
12 November 2019 - Stats Dept: Malaysia’s services sector revenue up 6.2pc in Q3 2019
  1. More Malaysia’s services sector revenue increased by 6.2 per cent to RM449.7 billion in the third quarter of 2019 (Q3 2019), up 6.2 per cent compared with the same period last year, said the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DoSM)
11 November 2019 - Malaysia partners with Sony to power up local gaming industry
  1. More ​The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia announced that it is partnering with Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios (SIE WWS) to establish the global games powerhouse’s very first Southeast Asia studio in Malaysia in 2020
07 November 2019 - Workers contribution to economy can be enhanced through technology, creativity -- Darell
  1. More The contribution of workers to the country’s economic growth could be further enhanced through the elements of technology and creativity, International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Darell Leiking said
07 November 2019 - Creative industry content can be lucrative export for Malaysia — PM Mahathir
  1. More Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said creative industry content such as movies, dramas and animations could be a lucrative export for the country, if the products were of high quality
06 November 2019 - Thailand’s Minor Hotel Group keen to build a hotel in KL
  1. More ​The Minor Hotel Group (MHG), which is scheduled to open the Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas in Johor on Dec 1, is looking at a second hotel investment in Malaysia
05 November 2019 - It’s all about a sustainable transport system
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01 November 2019 - Nokia eyes Malaysian ports for 5G business as Huawei takes early lead
  1. More Nokia is targeting Malaysian ports in a bid to get a share of the country’s fifth-generation (5G) technology market, as the South-east Asian country prepares to launch the ultra-fast mobile internet service next year
22 October 2019 - Malaysia one of the most benchmarked countries in region for alternative financing — economist
  1. More ​Malaysia is one of the most benchmarked markets in the region when it comes to the regulation of alternative financing, World Bank lead financial economist Dr Margaret Miller said
21 October 2019 - Ikea to spend RM300M on expansion
  1. More Investment for Toppen outlet and more retail space in Batu Kawan
14 October 2019 - TPM set to house AI park
  1. More Wan Khalik steers G3 Global’s tech agenda
14 October 2019 - Tax incentives set to benefit solar players
  1. More Solar power-related players in Malaysia are among the key beneficiaries of Budget 2020, on the back of tax incentives aimed at boosting the Malaysian green economy
11 October 2019 - Cypark inks deals to jointly develop solar projects
  1. More Cypark Resources Bhd has inked two memoranda of understanding (Mous) to jointly develop solar photovoltaic projects under the Net Energy Metering scheme in Negri Sembilan and Kedah
09 October 2019 - ​Solarvest collaborates with UOB in promoting solar energy
  1. More Solarvest Holdings Bhd and United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd (UOB) have joined forces to encourage the use of green energy, in particular, solar photovoltaic (PV), among the commercial, industrial and residential segments
08 October 2019 - Government announces enhancement to principal hub incentive
  1. More ​The government has announced enhancements to the Principal Hub incentive, which was introduced in 2015, whereby companies with existing operations in Malaysia can now further leverage the country as a base for conducting their regional or global businesses
03 October 2019 - Govt committed to commercialising local tech products, apps
  1. More ​The Communications and Multimedia Ministry is making efforts to improve the commercialisation, branding and marketing of local information technology products including apps in order to increase their export potential
03 October 2019 - Maxis and Huawei ink agreement to roll out 5G network in Malaysia
  1. More Maxis Bhd and Huawei Technologies Malaysia have sealed an agreement for the provisioning of the 5G service network in Malaysia
02 October 2019 - VSolar signs MoU for Seremban solar energy generation facility
  1. More ​VSolar Group Bhd’s unit has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mattan Engineering Sdn Bhd to conduct a feasibility study for the development of a solar energy generation facility in Seremban
02 October 2019 - Getting industry to lead TVET
  1. More Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) continues to remain the government's focus to drive the nation's economy
02 October 2019 - PNB, Hilton to open first Conrad Hotels & Resorts in Malaysia
  1. More ​Hilton, a leading global hospitality company, has signed a management agreement with Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) to open the Conrad Kuala Lumpur here
02 October 2019 - SME players can begin journey towards IR 4.0 with a small step - MTDC CEO
  1. More A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, and that maiden step does not have to be a large one
27 September 2019 - Early start in ICT development has done Malaysia well, says IFAP chair
  1. More ​With information and communications technology (ICT) no longer just a sector but an all-across enabler of the various industries that make an economy, countries that have prepared well ahead in ICT are better positioned in the transition to new economic frontiers
26 September 2019 - Growth Spurs Supply-Chain Logistics Investments
  1. More ​Agromate Holdings Sdn Bhd (AHSB), an integrated fertiliser manufacturer and distributor that turns 40 this year, has seen strong growth in the intervening years since chairman and founder Raymond Tang started the business in a rented shoplot in downtown Kuala Lumpur
24 September 2019 - Halal logistics services launched
  1. More MAB Kargo seal deals with Nippon Express (Malaysia), Sejung Group, Labuan Halal Hub, Serunai Commerce
20 September 2019 - Allianz signs MoU with Solarvest
  1. More Allianz General Insurance Co (Malaysia) Bhd and its agency partner, Anora Agency Sdn Bhd, have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Solarvest Holdings Bhd to support local players in the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry
17 September 2019 - Malaysia eyes higher electricity output from renewables sources
  1. More Plans for the development of solar and other renewables remain less well develop in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
16 September 2019 - Marriott sees huge potential in Malaysia’s tourism
  1. More ​Marriott International, the United States-based multinational diversified hospitality company that manages and franchises a broad portfolio of hotels and related lodging facilities, sees a huge untapped potential in Malaysia’s tourism industry as more investors are relocating their businesses to the Asean region, including Malaysia
14 September 2019 - HLFG, TPG seal US$1.2b regional deal
  1. More Acquisition to involve 12 Columbia Asia hospitals in Malaysia, among others
12 September 2019 - Aerodyne to develop solutions for telecommunication industry
  1. More ​Malaysia’s homegrown artificial intelligence (AI)-driven drone service provider, Aerodyne Group, is poised to develop specific solutions to uplift the operational efficiency of the telecommunication industry
12 September 2019 - Malaysia well-positioned in Southeast Asia for AI R&D
  1. More Malaysia, uniquely located at the heart of Southeast Asia, is well-positioned to be a leader of research in and development of the ethics in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said
11 September 2019 - YTL Hotels to expand AC Hotels by Marriott brand
  1. More ​YTL Hotels is looking to aggressively expand the AC Hotels by Marriott brand in Malaysia after inking to convert its three Vistana Hotels in Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Kuantan to AC Hotels by Dec 1, 2019
11 September 2019 - Five United Kingdom AI companies has set up operations in Malaysia
  1. More Efforts to strengthen technology tie-ups between Malaysia and the United Kingdom (UK) has started to bear fruits with five UK Artificial Intelligence (AI) companies have so far set up operations here
09 September 2019 - Kedah's solar farm to boost industrial & agro activities in state
  1. More Kedah is now home to one of Malaysia's largest solar farms that will provide clean energy to support industrial and agricultural activities in the state and bring about immense spillover economic benefits to the community
07 September 2019 - Russian firm eyes renewable energy opportunities in Malaysia
  1. More Russian energy project business Vershina Development LLC is eyeing potential opportunities in renewable energy in Malaysia especially in Perlis state
05 September 2019 - Healthcare business to drive UEM Edgenta’s growth
  1. More Company eyes opportunities in Singapore
04 September 2019 - Permaju, VSolar to collaborate in Seremban solar project
  1. More ​Permaju Industries Bhd and Vsolar Group Bhd have agreed to team up in a project to develop a solar energy generation facility in Seremban
03 September 2019 - Yeo: RM33b investments needed to hit renewable energy goal
  1. More ​Malaysia needs investments totalling RM33 billion in order to achieve its target of 20% electricity generation from renewable energy (RE) sources by 2025, said Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin
27 August 2019 - Special zones to attract tech investments in tourism
  1. More ​Malaysia will designate Special Tourism Investment Zones nationwide to attract more infrastructure and new technology-based investments, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad
26 August 2019 - Malaysia taps digital technology in tourism development - Mahathir
  1. More ​Malaysia is embarking on a comprehensive digitalisation journey to transform its tourism industry with smart tourism initiatives in line with the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4.0), Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said
25 August 2019 - KPJ Pasir Gudang allocates RM10 million for upgrades
  1. More KPJ Pasir Gudang Specialist Hospital has allocated about RM10 million to upgrade the hospital to meet the needs of patients and improve its services
22 August 2019 - Avisena plans to open three more hospitals in five years
  1. More Avisena Group aims to open three more hospitals, with the total capacity of 540 beds, offering a wide range of medical expertise over the next five years
22 August 2019 - MARii extends collaboration with Swinburne to establish industry 4.0 training academy
  1. More The Malaysia Automotive Robotics and Internet of Things (IoT) Institute (MARii) has extended its collaboration with Swinburne University of Technology to establish an Industry 4.0 training academy to be located within the MARii Academy of Technology in Bukit Beruntung, Selangor
21 August 2019 - Thailand eyes Sabah potential in medical tourism
  1. More ​Thailand is looking to enhance its investment in Sabah, particularly in the medical tourism sector and niche tourism packages
13 August 2019 - Malaysia services sector up 6.5 per cent 2Q19, revenue RM441.3 bln
  1. More ​The country services sector has recorded a growth of 6.5 per cent in the second quarter of 2019 (2Q19) with revenue of RM441.3 billion as compared to the corresponding period last year, said Department of Statistics Malaysia
07 August 2019 - Pestech inks MoU with Chinese firm to explore floating solar system solutions
  1. More ​Power system engineering and technical solutions provider Pestech International Bhd is partnering with China’s Huainan Sungrow Floating Module SCI & Tech Co Ltd to explore floating solar system solutions
07 August 2019 - Kota Perdana logistics hub to be ready in two years — Mukhriz
  1. More ​The Kota Perdana Logistics Hub to be developed in the Special Border Economic Zone (SBEZ) in Bukit Kayu Hitam, is expected to be ready within two years, Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Dr Mahathir said
24 July 2019 - Vizione inks partnership to bid for Large Scale Solar Photovoltaic Plants
  1. More ​Vizione Holdings Bhd has inked a Memorandum of Collaboration with Engineering Protocol Sdn Bhd (EPSB) for a potential joint investment to bid for the third round of the Large Scale Solar Photovoltaic Plants (LSS) project which is worth RM2 billion
23 July 2019 - SEDA in midst of completing e-bidding for biogas, small hydro power
  1. More ​Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) Malaysia is in the midst of completing the second biogas e-bidding exercise and inaugural e-bidding for small hydro power systems, according to Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Yeo Bee Yin
23 July 2019 - IKEA retail extension to open at year end
  1. More Tenants will include Sports Direct, Project Rock, 7-Eleven and Harvey Norman
23 July 2019 - Solar industry can generate more jobs
  1. More ​The Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) is confident that the solar industry will be able to create more jobs in the country
23 July 2019 - Malaysians highly optimistic on ability to adapt to AI - Bloomberg survey
  1. More ​Malaysians are highly optimistic about the ability to adapt to artificial intelligence (AI) by 2035, according to a Bloomberg poll
23 July 2019 - Integrated Logistics inks MoU with HK firm to bid for large scale solar project
  1. More ​Integrated Logistics Bhd is partnering with Shun Hing Overseas Investment Ltd (SHOL) to participate in the bidding for the Large Scale Solar Photovoltaic Edition 3 (LSS3) project
22 July 2019 - Kedah launches Green Energy, Renewable Energy Master Plan
  1. More ​Menteri Besar Kedah Incorporated (MBI Kedah) has launched the state’s Green Energy and Renewable Energy Master Plan
22 July 2019 - PTP looking to expand free trade zone by 141.64 hectares
  1. More ​Following the increasing interest in its free trade zone, the Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) is looking at expanding the area by an additional 141.64 hectares in phases over the next few years
19 July 2019 - Adopt AI to give better products, services - Microsoft
  1. More Malaysian businesses need to adopt artificial intelligence (AI) by using the data gathered via the technology to provide better products and services to their customers, says Microsoft (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
17 July 2019 - Four firms tie up with education ministry to upgrade TVET
  1. More ​Four industry leaders today inked a certificate of collaboration (CoC) with the Ministry of Education to upgrade technical and vocational education and training (TVET)
16 July 2019 - ABB opens first robotics digital operation centre in Malaysia
  1. More ​Swiss-Swedish engineering group ABB has opened its first robotics digital operations centre in Malaysia, which will serve industries in Southeast Asia, Taiwan and India
15 July 2019 - Gobind names three new DFTZ locations
  1. More ​Two airports and a port are the three latest locations under the Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ) 2019 initiative to make Malaysia a regional e-commerce e-fulfillment hub, the Dewan Rakyat was told
15 July 2019 - Tanjung Bruas Port to be commercially developed
  1. More ​The Tanjung Bruas Port will be commercially developed at a cost of RM160 million, said State Industry, Trade and Investment Committee chairman, Datuk Mohd Rafiq Naizamohideen
13 July 2019 - Government to assist SMEs in adopting robotic automation technology
  1. More The government will undertake a comprehensive effort to help small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) entrepreneurs make the switch to robotic automation technology, said Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali
12 July 2019 - Labuan focusing on tourism sector to restore its economy
  1. More ​The Labuan Corporation is currently opting to focus on the tourism sector as the main economic driver of the duty-free island to replace its dependency on the fluctuating oil and gas industry
11 July 2019 - Taiwanese tech firms keen to work with Malaysian peers
  1. More ​Taiwanese technology firms are keen to share with their Malaysian counterparts their rise as the powerhouse of the information and communications technology (ICT)
10 July 2019 - Eight e-fulfilment projects approved, more to come
  1. More ​The government, through the Malaysian Investment Develop-ment Authority (Mida), has approved eight e-fulfilment projects as of March 2019, with more in the pipeline
10 July 2019 - Promising growth, vast opportunities in logistics industry - MITI
  1. More ​There is promising growth and vast opportunities in the logistics industry with the government positioning Malaysia as an “e-fulfilment hub” to leverage on the rapid growth of e-commerce
10 July 2019 - Petronas exploring renewable energy market
  1. More Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has taken steps to explore new growth areas beyond the conventional oil and gas, says president and Group CEO Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin
09 July 2019 - Sarawak drives digital economy plan with tie-ups
  1. More Sarawak is to further drive its digital economy ambition with a series of partnership tie-ups with international digital technology providers


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