GSMA inks MoUs with MDEC, MoITT and PITA

To help foster and accelerate digital nation opportunities, the GSMA has signed three memorandum of understanding agreements with the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporate (MDEC), Pakistan’s Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT), and the Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (PITA). MOU with MDEC (Malaysia) In a signed MOU, MDEC and the GSMA have agreed to help […]

Unity Budget 2021 can be realised with value added from all political parties, say analysts

 A “Unity Budget”,  which is being talked about now can be achieved through Budget 2021 if it takes into account the value added provided by all political parties. A lecturer at the School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Prof Dr Sivamurugan Pandian said suggestions and recommendations given by all political parties should be considered […]

Commentary: Malaysia goes slow on COVID-19 reopening for good reason

Four months have passed since I first highlighted the underappreciated success of Malaysia’s COVID-19 response. During that time – which includes the tail end of the first movement control order (MCO) – only 25 deaths and around 3,300 infections were recorded… To read more: SOURCE: CNA (9)

Shippit Launches in Malaysia To Serve Growing e-Commerce Market

Shippit, announced its expansion into Malaysia, as well as new partnerships with regional-serving courier Ninja Van. Shippit’s latest announcement marks its second Southeast Asian market expansion in just 2 months as it continues its growth in the region. Through Shippit’s expansion into Malaysia, the logistics tech startup plans to tap into Malaysia’s e-Commerce market, focusing […]

Japan’s Terra Drone Sets Up in Malaysia

Terra Drone Corporation (TDJP), a Tokyo-based technology company and one of the global leaders in the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) total solutions provider and enabler, is now officially in Malaysia.  Based in Technology Park Malaysia, TDMY will be providing drone survey, inspection and industrial services for multiple industries such as Oil & Gas, Telecommunications, Power, […]

PENJANA’s ‘Shop Online Malaysia’ is part of Cashless Adoption Campaign

Sean Goh, Managing Director of Grab Malaysia  On behalf of Grab, we are excited about and supportive of the Pelan Jana Semula Ekonomi Negara (PENJANA) by the government. As a homegrown tech enabler and proponent of the digital economy, we are honoured to be a part of the government’s Shop Online Malaysia and cashless adoption […]

Malaysia’s Short-term Economic Recovery Plan

By Amarjeet Singh, EY Asean and Malaysia Tax Leader On 5 June 2020, the Prime Minister unveiled the RM35 billion Short-Term Economic Recovery Plan (“Plan”). This Plan was unveiled against the backdrop of a pessimistic global economic outlook and a steep decline in Malaysia’s economic growth projections for 2020, from 4.8% to -2% to 0.5%. […]

India resumes purchases of Malaysian palm oil

Indian buyers have resumed purchases of Malaysian palm oil after a four-month gap following a diplomatic row, with buying spurred by a fall in domestic inventories and discounted prices, trade sources said. Read more at: (7)

Mobile Disinfectant Robot Launched in Singapore

Singapore’s leading autonomous mobile robot company SESTO Robotics has launched a dual-function Autonomous Mobile Disinfectant Robot – SESTO HealthGUARD. SESTO HealthGUARD is designed to self-navigate and manoeuvre around tight places, avoiding obstacles and people, making it suitable for many indoor facilities. Proudly made in Singapore, the robots are currently in production and ready for deployment. […]

In a coronavirus-struck world, India and China alone may escape a recession this year

The Indian economy, which was already in the midst of a major slowdown, is now facing a severe deceleration due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This has prompted unprecedented firefighting measures from the country’s central bank. On March 27, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cut the repo rate, at which it lends to commercial banks, to 4.4%. It […]


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