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LRT3 worth every penny?

Malaysians celebrate National Day every year on August 31. But what will make August 31, 2020 even more auspicious is the rolling out of the country’s third LRT. The “final leap” for Malaysia, as a country, to achieve a developed nation status. (709)

Cryptocurrencies – the top 8 in the blockchain world

By Saunthra Thambyrajah Cryptocurrencies have exploded into the mainstream media recently and Bitcoin is certainly hogging the limelight. However, the cryptocurrency world is bigger than Bitcoin or the next big player, Ethereum. At the time I began writing this post, the coinmarketcap.com website claimed that there were 840 cryptocurrencies in existence. Now that number has […]

The Blockchain Ecosystem

Today, it is estimated that there are about 150,000 cryptocurrency users in Malaysia; and 10 million users worldwide. However, underlying the cryptocurrency (and bitcoin) is the blockchain technology that is proving itself to be the world’s biggest revolution ever, like how the Internet fabric changed the default manner of human society and living. BlokTex Sdn […]

Public Sector ICT Strategic Plan for Malaysia’s digital government push

The Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU) under the Prime Minister’s Department, recently organised the Public Sector CIO Convex 2016 in KL. Themed “Digital Government Towards Digital Citizens, the conference cum exhibition served as a platform for public sector agencies’ IT heads, strategic partners and the industry at large to explore digital tools […]

iPay88 Executive Director Chan Kok Long on government incentives & initiatives

Executive Director of iPay88, an NTT Data company, Chan Kok Long  shares his insight into the country’s upcoming Services Industry’s sub-sector of eCommerce. At a media briefing on January 27, 2016, Chan sets the record straight on the difficulty of doing business in Malaysia. (139)

The Asian infrastructure investment bank – its role and achievements

Image courtesy of AIIB By Charles F Moreira, Editor The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) headquartered in Beijing, is a multilateral financial institution whose aim is to bring countries together to address the daunting infrastructure needs across Asia and thereby help advance other productive sectors and in turn help stimulate growth and improve access to […]

I’m not saying Bumiputeras steal, says Nancy

Minister in the PM’s department Nancy Shukri says she will continue explaining to the people on what she actually meant when she said there will be social ills including stealing if the government does not aid Bumiputeras. (104)

Could a social network feed the world?

A text message social network is spreading knowledge by helping farmers crowdsource information that is vital for the survival of their crops. A solution for rural areas with insufficient internet bandwidth access or for communities that can’t afford computers and smart phones? SOURCE: CNN (88)

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