Items filtered by date: September 2017

The Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) will continue to strengthen the accountancy profession by building-up the supply and quality of professional accountants in supporting the country’s economy.  

In this aspect, the Institute is paying close attention to the technology disruption that is taking place in the accountancy profession. As such, the MIA has established a Digital Economy Task Force to prepare members for these game changers. 

Published in GENERAL

Lion Air Group, the largest private airline carrier in Indonesia, is to enhance aviation safety management with software from Ideagen.

Ideagen Coruson, Ideagen’s enterprise cloud-based software, will be implemented as an organisation-wide safety, reporting and risk management solution.

Published in GENERAL

BOK Marketing Sdn.Bhd., a subsidiary company of Bookoff Corporation Limited  and is the largest pre-loved shop chain in Japan, will open second pre-loved shop named ‘Jalan Jalan Japan’ at ‘1 Shamelin Mall’ in Kuala Lumpur on 30 September.

November 2016, BOK Marketing Sdn.Bhd. opened its first pre-loved shop named ‘Jalan Jalan Japan’ (also known as ‘JJJ’) at Skypark One City in Subang Jaya.

Published in GENERAL

Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd Al-Awfar “3Xtra Drive 2017” campaign has been running since April 2017 and will run for another four months up to 31 December 2017 where the grand prizes are three units of AUDI A4 Sedan 2.0 TFSI. 

This campaign has made it possible for Bank Islam to successfully garner more than 55,000 new Al-Awfar accounts and over RM242 million growth for the second quarter of 2017. This campaign has successfully contributed almost 40% of the year’s Al-Awfar growth. 

Published in GENERAL

Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) and Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) recently formalised an MoU document exchange ceremony for smart services deployment and delivery in Iskandar Malaysia. 

Datuk Bazlan Osman, Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer, TM exchanged the MoU documents with Datuk Ismail Ibrahim, Chief Executive of IRDA in the presence of Datuk Sri Najib Tun Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia and Datuk Mohamed Khaled Nordin, Chief Minister of Johor. 

Published in GENERAL

When it comes to food content these days, people are just going for seconds and thirds and fourths. They just can’t seem to get enough of it; and to say that we are experiencing a really big moment for food is an understatement. Consumers are looking for food wherever they can get it. 

Millions of F&B themed photos are shared daily across social platforms like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Flickr and Pinterest which increases consumers’ awareness of different cuisines and cultures, and fuels their desire to experience them. The term ‘table for one’ rarely exists anymore because chances are you will be sharing your food photo with hundreds or maybe thousands of other people on social media. 

Published in FEATURES

Bursa Main Board-listed Damansara Realty Bhd said yesterday that it recorded a net profit after taxof RM2.5 million for the six months ended 30 June 2017 (1H17), sharply reversing a net loss of RM9.8 million a year ago (1H16). 

The result marks DBhd’s strongest half-year performance in four years and reflects the success of its recent restructuring efforts.

Published in CORPORATE

An empty passenger plane lifted off from Shanghai’s international airport on an overcast, windy afternoon in May. Flown by five test pilots in orange jumpsuits, it coasted above the Yangtze River Delta for about an hour before reversing and landing back in Pudong. 

That flight to nowhere, albeit brief, was symbolic. As the first locally built large passenger aircraft, the successful test of the C919 marked a significant milestone in China’s economic transformation as it tries to upgrade its manufacturing capabilities while getting rid of overcapacity and inefficiencies. 

Published in OPINION
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 14:42

Paving The Way In for Women in STEM in Malaysia

Gender inequality in STEM (Science, Technology, Mathematics and Engineering) is a global occurrence. In APAC, the STEM field is dominated by males (75%) in comparison to females (25%). The situation is largely similar in Malaysia. It is also male-focused, but marginally better with 71% men. 

Interestingly, this disparity has not stopped women in Malaysia from pursuing their dreams in STEM. From Professor Emeritus Datuk Dr Mazlan Othman who paved the way for women in STEM, to PhD student Nur Adlyka Ainul Annuar who discovered evidence of a supermassive black hole, Malaysian women have pushed the boundaries of STEM and in doing so, ventured into unchartered territory.

Published in GENERAL

Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) today launched Impact Driven Enterprise Accreditation (IDEA), a national initiative in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance’s National Entrepreneur Development Office (NEDO) to create systemic change through the introduction of social procurement and accreditation platforms.   

MaGIC and Tekun Nasional (TEKUN), an agency under the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry, also signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on IMPACT, a project that creates micro-franchising opportunities for successful IDEs. The MOU marked the first to be signed between MaGIC and TEKUN.

Published in GENERAL
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