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    Science and Commonwealth

    THE first-ever meeting of Commonwealth Science Advisers and Equivalents took place in London last week, a side event to this year’s Commonwealth Heads of Government summit. Representatives from 22 of the 53 Commonwealth nations – from Australia to Vanuatu – convened “to share experiences of bringing science into the world of policy to help address...
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    MARIC IS MOVING FORWARD TO FURTHER STRENGTHEN LOCAL RAIL INDUSTRY PLAYERS PRESENCE IN THE LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL SCENE

    17 April, Cyberjaya – An exhibition that showcases the journey and capabilities of Malaysia’s rail industry is being held at Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT). Known as the MIGHT Partnership Hub, the event is held via the Science to Action (S2A) – Science for Industry platform, another Malaysian Technology Solutions in...
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    When science drives policy

    Determining how science could create wealth and jobs for the rakyat was the simple, farsighted instruction Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak gave me when I was appointed his science adviser several years ago. In Malaysia and elsewhere, science is increasingly found at the heart of policy and decision-making. Whether the issue is climate change,...
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    Transforming OIC states member

    ROUGHLY one in every 10 people on earth today lives in extreme poverty — defined as less than US$1.90 (less than RM8) per day. Of the 700 million or so people in these dire conditions, many reside in member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Indeed, one in every five citizens of OIC...
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    Bioprospecting in high seas

    Oceans cover about 70 per cent of the earth’s surface, and some 70 per cent of the oceans are beyond national jurisdictions. These marine Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ) — commonly called “the high seas” — are places where no country has sole management responsibility (areas beyond the authority of one country). Altogether, ABNJ make...
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    Riding the wave of 4IR

    ONLY 25 of 100 countries evaluated by the World Economic Forum are positioned to benefit from Industry 4.0. Malaysia is one of them. In a report, “Readiness for the Future of Production”, the researchers used new benchmarks, diagnostic tools and data to help countries understand their readiness for the future of production, as well as...
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    Harness Science to reduce impact of catastrophes

    ON March 8, we were again reminded of our vulnerability to natural disasters with a 5.2 magnitude earthquake in Sabah. Although there was no casualty, more than 100 climbers on their way to Mount Kinabalu were temporarily halted. Professor Felix Tongkul of Universiti Malaysia Sabah identified it as a new quake, not an aftershock of...
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    Animals good for our health

    Protecting nature is no longer deemed a whimsical luxury. It is an economic, cultural and ecological necessity. Increasingly, conservation is accepted as part of mainstream policymaking because nature provides us with so many essential services — pollination, pest control, food security, medicine and preventing the spread of diseases. Think about t...
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    ‘Waqf’ can boost science

    AS the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) continues to gather steam, Kuala Lumpur hosted one of the most enlightening conferences in recent weeks, one in which experts considered the relevance of an ancient institution to modern challenges. Sponsored by the Higher Education Ministry, the conference considered the Islamic practice of waqf— the endow...
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    INDUSTRY 4.0 SET THE SCENE AS MIGHT LAUNCHES MALAYSIA TECHNOLOGY STRATEGIC OUTLOOK

    Cyberjaya, 27 February – The Malaysia Technology Strategic Outlook (MTSO) was launched today- a biennial publication that aims to inform and promote awareness on the latest development as well as challenges that are shaping the local and global high technology landscapes. The launching was performed by Minister in Prime Minister’s Department, who i...
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