Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Johor's ruler, Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar, has expressed his wish to personally drive investments into the state as manufacturers worldwide prepare to step up production in a post COVID-19 era. Sultan Ibrahim said with mass immunisation being carried out now across the world, the economy will be restored and that Johor...
Google Cloud today announced that it is fully empanelled to provide cloud services to Malaysian public sector agencies to support their digital transformation initiatives in alignment to the Government Economic Transformation Plan. This morning, the Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin launched MyDIGITAL - the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint. The...
A new partnership between the Malaysian Alliance of Corporate Directors (MACD) and Australian-based Global Governance Initiative (GGI) will bring world-class governance education to local directors in a completely online format. As an organisation representing directors, President Adjunct Professor Paul W Chan said that the Malaysian Alliance of Corporate Directors wanted...
Malaysia's movement control order (MCO) has been extended from 19 February until 4 March in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Johor, and Penang according to Defence Minister Datuk Ismail Sabri Yaakob. All other states in the country with the exception of Perlis will be placed under the conditional MCO. The current extension of...

A New Year’s to Purchase!

Malaysia's MCO 2.0 returned a month before the coming Chinese New Year, marking another indefinite period of lockdown. While Malaysians have to find other means to celebrate, how does this affect their purchasing behaviour? Social media analytics service, Wisesight, offers some insight on the matter based on their own...
Agriculture remains as a key part of the Malaysia’s economy and export output. Thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic which has plagued the majority of 2020, the adoption of more efficient technology has been at the forefront of the sector. As such, the agriculture and plantation sector is expected to...
E-commerce platform, Lazada Malaysia, has channelled approximately RM44 million with the goal of helping more than 70,000 SMEs through its second stimulus package; dubbed Pakej Kedai Pintar 2.0. Lazada’s first stimulus package was implemented in April 2020, contributing RM10 million to help up to 50,000 SMEs. This new package is...
Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has just announced a new economic aid package worth up to RM15 billion (US$3.7 billion) on 18 January in an effort to mitigate the effects of a resurgent Covid-19 pandemic. The package was revealed in a televised address and is known as PERMAI, or the...

The Return of MCO

Many people’s worst fears have come true as Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced the reinstatement of the movement control order (MCO) lockdown measures. Fortunately, this reinstatement only covers select states and federal territories that have experienced the worst of the resurgent Covid-19 outbreak. The remaining states will continue...
Malaysia has done relatively well in containing the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. However, a recent surge in cases has brought with it new concerns. It is now very much a possibility that the country may see a return of the strict movement control order (MCO) lockdown which caused...
By Ko Chuan Zhen The pandemic has disrupted economies worldwide, and hampered renewable energy’s (RE) progress, though the International Energy Agency in November projected its impact to be temporary, with the use of fossil fuels expected to decrease. This places renewables as the largest source of electricity generation globally by...
Recently, there has been much concern surrounding reports that Malaysia is falling behind its regional neighbours in terms of attracting foreign direct investment (FDI), including supposedly losing out on key strategic investments. Some have even pointed to the June 2020 United Nations Conference on Trade & Development as the origin...

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