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Tapau Culture Adds 148,000 Tonnes To Malaysia’s Worst Annual Plastic Usage

As tightened lockdown measures restricted people from going out for dining or work, there is an increasing usage of plastic packaging when the Covid-19...

Parliament Needed To Address National Crisis

A Constitutional crisis? What played out at the parliament this week is a cause for alarm and the subsequent suspension of the special meeting...

MDEC Celebrates Silver Jubilee – 25 Years of Driving Digital Transformation of Malaysia

Coming Far, Going Further “We are talking here about something much more far-reaching. We are talking about changing the way we live and work within...

China Faces The Delta Variant

Nanjing, a mega-city with a population of more than 9.3 million in eastern China, has launched the third round of all-inclusive nucleic acid testing...

Sympathising With People’s Travel Needs And Desires…But There Is Light At The End Of The Tunnel!

By Professor Marcus L Stephenson, Dean & Professor of Tourism and Hospitality Management, School of Hospitality and Service Management The COVID-19 pandemic raises serious questions...

Why 3G Sunset Can Accelerate 5G Roll Out

In line with the MCMC’s initiatives launched as part of the National Digital Network Plan (JENDELA), Malaysian operators are sunsetting their 3G networks to...

Equipping Data Scientists with the Tool to Perform Productively

By Geoff Soon, Managing Director of South Asia, Snowflake A long sought-after resource, data scientists are often relegated to spending a significant portion of their...

The Time is Now for Continuous Controls to Prevent Fraud

By Gerard McDonnell, Regional Solution Director, Fraud & Security Intelligence at SAS Fraud and corruption are unfortunate consequences of managing complex, geographically dispersed companies. Employees, customers, suppliers, and...

Leader and Manager – What’s The Difference ?

By Prof Hew Gill, Associate Provost at Sunway University, Most people seem to have pretty clear ideas about the differences between leaders and managers,...

How Cloud Technology Can Boost Malaysia’s Digital Economy

Whether you’re a small entrepreneur, or a Fortune 500 company, fast access to secure and trusted cloud services are critical to keep your day...

Global IPO Hit Best Quarter in 20 Years Led By Tech Listings

EY has released its latest data on IPO completed from the beginning of the year to June 2021 encapsulating all global listings that took...

Difference Between Our Parliament And Westminster

Since we have inherited a Westminster-style of parliamentary democracy from the British, can we say that our Parliament enjoys the same constitutional status as...

Considerations Before Reopening The Wider Economy

An EMIR Research article, “Simultaneous containment and controlled reopening through tech-powered mass testing” (July 15) had articulated the case for a balance between strict...

German Economy – Still No Revolution

By Peter Lundgreen, The general election to the German parliament will take place on the 26th September, though this time, Chancellor Angela Merkel is...

Consumer Spending Recovery Could Drag Into 2022

While the outlook for the Malaysian consumer for 2021 is still positive, the real household spending growthforecast for the year is 3.0% y-o-y, from...

WhatsApp Group Call Update Poses Security Risks

“WhatsApp is the most popular messenger in the world, with billions of users. WhatsApp offers strong functionality with various ways of communicating. For example,...

Fitch: Emerging Market GDP Scarring Varied, But Limited Overall

The pandemic shock is likely to have lasting impacts on supply-side GDP potential in some of the largest emerging market (EM) economies, but such...

US Meddling In Hong Kong Affairs Is Like ”Ants Shaking The Mighty Tree”- China

China Foreign Ministry has issued its sternest statement with regards to the United States meddling in Hong Kong, it call for the Superpower nation...

China Pushes Digital Yuan Forward While Berating Crypto’s Like Bitcoin

China's central bank released a white paper on the progress of the country's digital fiat currency, the e-CNY, saying that it will steadily push...

Combining Full And Targeted Lockdowns – In Tandem

By Dr Rais Hussin & Jason Loh, In an EMIR Research article “Lockdowns – what’s the real issue?” (July 14, 2021), we explained and reiterated...