Cyber criminals in Malaysia are posing as Lazada agents

Cyber criminals in Malaysia are posing as Lazada agents

Since February, a fraud syndicate in Malaysia has been responsible for almost US$50,000 in financial losses for its victims. Read more »
Anomali picks Singapore’s ViewQwest for distribution in key ASEAN markets

Anomali picks Singapore’s ViewQwest for distribution in key ASEAN markets

Vignesa Moorthy (ViewQwest) Credit: ViewQwest Cyber security vendor Anomali has signed regional telco and managed security service provider (MSSP) ViewQwest as a distributor for the Singapore, Philippines and Malaysia markets. ... Read more »
China debt: has it changed in 2021 and how big is it now?

China debt: has it changed in 2021 and how big is it now?

What is the nature of China’s debt? Broadly speaking, China’s debt can be divided into domestic debt and foreign debt. China’s domestic debt, denominated in yuan, consists of three components:... Read more »
Malaysia’s Allo nudges Nokia for gigabit fibre rollout

Malaysia’s Allo nudges Nokia for gigabit fibre rollout

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Credit: Vincent Liew Malaysian telecommunications service provider Allo Technology has partnered with Nokia for the deployment of its planned gigabit fibre network to be rolled out in... Read more »
Malaysia’s Allo nudges Nokia for gigabit fibre rollout

Malaysia’s Allo nudges Nokia for gigabit fibre rollout

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Credit: Vincent Liew Malaysian telecommunications service provider Allo Technology has partnered with Nokia for the deployment of its planned gigabit fibre network to be rolled out in... Read more »
Maxis strengthens back-up MSP play with Commvault and Microsoft

Maxis strengthens back-up MSP play with Commvault and Microsoft

Claire Featherstone (Maxis) Credit: Maxis Maxis has unveiled plans to enhance back-up-as-a-service (BaaS) capabilities in Malaysia through a strengthened cloud partnership with Commvault and Microsoft. Incorporating Office 365 and endpoint... Read more »
FPT Software operating stably in Malaysia

FPT Software operating stably in Malaysia

FPT Software has been recording stable operations in Malaysia amid the challenges posed by COVID-19. Read more »
Capgemini partners Malaysia’s Heng Hiap Industries to reinvent recycling

Capgemini partners Malaysia’s Heng Hiap Industries to reinvent recycling

The collaboration provides greater transparency and traceability for eco-conscious consumers. Read more »
Celcom aims to help Malaysian enterprises go digital with cloud service

Celcom aims to help Malaysian enterprises go digital with cloud service

Faced with the challenges from the pandemic, businesses are looking at adopt affordable digital solutions to ensure business sustainability Read more »
Ground execution of MyDigital blueprint critical for Malaysia’s future success

Ground execution of MyDigital blueprint critical for Malaysia’s future success

IDC examines the recently announced measures and analyses the impact on the development of the cloud, 5G and cyber security in Malaysia. Read more »
IBM shutting down Cyberjaya Global Delivery Centre in Malaysia

IBM shutting down Cyberjaya Global Delivery Centre in Malaysia

IBM set up the delivery facility only seven years ago and had invested US$250 million into the operations. Read more »
Intel’s new Malaysia solar farm will be its largest outside the US

Intel’s new Malaysia solar farm will be its largest outside the US

The new solar farm panels cover an area of about 900 carpark spaces. Read more »
Malaysia bets big on digitalisation with ‘MyDigital’ economy blueprint

Malaysia bets big on digitalisation with ‘MyDigital’ economy blueprint

The 10-year roadmap aims to transform Malaysia into a regional market producer of digital products and services, and for the government to be fully data-driven Read more »
Malaysia looks to hybrid cloud adoption to accommodate growing remote workforce

Malaysia looks to hybrid cloud adoption to accommodate growing remote workforce

The country is now experiencing its greatest increase in private cloud adoption as more people work out of office. Read more »
Malaysia’s Maxis ‘acqui-hires’ local cloud solutions company ICMS

Malaysia’s Maxis ‘acqui-hires’ local cloud solutions company ICMS

Acquisition gives Maxis a leg up in cloud solution and services Read more »
NTT partners with GSPARX for renewable energy solutions at Malaysia data centre

NTT partners with GSPARX for renewable energy solutions at Malaysia data centre

In a bid to meet their long-term environmental sustainability goals, NTT will be utilising solar energy in their data centre Read more »
Microsoft investing $1 billion to set up data centres in Malaysia

Microsoft investing $1 billion to set up data centres in Malaysia

The investment forms part of the company's Bersama Malaysia initiative, which aims to skill over a million Malaysians by the end of 2023. Read more »
COVID-19 pandemic continues worrying Southeast Asia

COVID-19 pandemic continues worrying Southeast Asia

The Cambodian Ministry of Health on May 19 announced 393 new COVID-19 infections, including 392 domestic cases, making the national tally to surpass 23,000. Read more »
Laos seeking more COVID-19 vaccine sources

Laos seeking more COVID-19 vaccine sources

Lao Prime Minister Phankham Viphavan on May 17 afternoon asked relevant ministries and agencies to seek more COVID-19 vaccine sources in order to accelerate the national vaccination rollout. Read more »
Where is Vietnam in the list of best and worst destinations for expats 2021?

Where is Vietnam in the list of best and worst destinations for expats 2021?

According to the Expat Insider 2021 survey, Taiwan, Mexico, Costa Rica, Malaysia, Portugal, New Zealand, Australia, Ecuador, Canada, and Vietnam are the best destinations for expats worldwide: all of them... Read more »
COVID-19: Thailand reports record daily cases on May 17

COVID-19: Thailand reports record daily cases on May 17

Thailand reported on May 17 a daily record of 9,635 new COVID-19 cases, including over 6,800 infections among prisoners. Read more »
Schools in Singapore begin home-based learning

Schools in Singapore begin home-based learning

All schools in Singapore will start full home-based learning (HBL) from May 19 until May 28 when the school term ends, amid a sharp spike in COVID-19 cases in the... Read more »
New COVID-19 developments in several Southeast Asian nations

New COVID-19 developments in several Southeast Asian nations

Thailand announced 4,887 new COVID-19 cases on May 12 – the highest-ever number recorded in a single day in the Southeast Asian country. Read more »
The 8X boy earns a high income from raising a super tiny athlete chicken

The 8X boy earns a high income from raising a super tiny athlete chicken

Owning more than 20 athlete chickens (Serama chickens) with an extremely majestic posture, Mr. Vo Thanh Lam (35 years old), living in Vinh Long City, Vinh Long, has a high income.... Read more »
US returns over 460 million USD retrieved from 1MDB funds to Malaysia

US returns over 460 million USD retrieved from 1MDB funds to Malaysia

Malaysia on May 12 said the US Department of Justice has returned 1.9 MYR (460.22 million USD) retrieved of funds recovered from assets related to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB)... Read more »
Malaysian central bank keeps growth forecast at 6 – 7.5 percent for 2021

Malaysian central bank keeps growth forecast at 6 – 7.5 percent for 2021

Despite the recent re-imposition of nationwide pandemic containment measures by the federal government, the central bank of Malaysia (BNM) maintained its growth projection for the local economy at between 6... Read more »
Malaysia tightens COVID-19 prevention measures ahead Eid al-Fitr holiday

Malaysia tightens COVID-19 prevention measures ahead Eid al-Fitr holiday

Malaysia will tighten measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 across the country ahead of its Eid al-Fitr holiday. Read more »
Malaysia sees highest daily death toll from COVID-19

Malaysia sees highest daily death toll from COVID-19

Malaysia on May 9 recorded its highest single-day death toll from COVID-19 after the coronavirus claimed 26 more lives, raising the total number of fatalities to 1,683, according to the... Read more »
Malaysia’s GDP fall likely to ease in Q1 on rising exports

Malaysia’s GDP fall likely to ease in Q1 on rising exports

Malaysia’s economy should see a less severe slump in the first quarter of 2021 than it did in the previous three months, on the back of resilient manufacturing activity and... Read more »
Southeast Asian countries continue struggling with pandemic

Southeast Asian countries continue struggling with pandemic

Malaysia has tightened measures to stop the spread of COVID-19, including extending the ban on inter-state travel to June 6. Read more »
349 Vietnamese citizens in Malaysia brought home

349 Vietnamese citizens in Malaysia brought home

Can Tho International Airport on Thursday received 2 flights carrying 349 Vietnamese citizens from Malaysia. Read more »
New Zealand navy to pass through East Sea

New Zealand navy to pass through East Sea

New Zealand’s navy will join the UK’s flagship aircraft carrier on a tour of the Indo-Pacific, including a pass through the South China Sea (called East Sea in Vietnam), New... Read more »
Singapore extends stay-home notice, Malaysia suspends travel bubble

Singapore extends stay-home notice, Malaysia suspends travel bubble

Singapore has decided to lengthen the stay-home notice (SHN) period for travellers from higher-risk countries or regions to 21 days, instead of 14 days, in the context that the COVID-19... Read more »
Vietnam to play World Cup qualifiers behind closed doors

Vietnam to play World Cup qualifiers behind closed doors

To guarantee pandemic safety, the World Cup Asian qualifiers in UAE next month, including three Vietnam's matches, will be played without spectators. Read more »
Malaysia ready for next phase of digital era

Malaysia ready for next phase of digital era

Malaysia must lay a strong foundation to support the new wave of digitalisation, especially now that the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the growth of the digital economy and opened up... Read more »
Singapore, Malaysia postpone leaders’ annual meeting due to COVID-19

Singapore, Malaysia postpone leaders’ annual meeting due to COVID-19

Foreign ministries of Singapore and Malaysia on May 2 said the 10th meeting between Prime Ministers of the two countries has been postponed to later this year due to... Read more »
Malaysia pilots IATA Travel Pass

Malaysia pilots IATA Travel Pass

Malaysia Airlines will trial the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Travel Pass, involving passengers on flights from Kuala Lumpur to London between April 29 and May 27. Read more »
Malaysia asked for evidence after detainment of Vietnamese fishermen

Malaysia asked for evidence after detainment of Vietnamese fishermen

Vietnam will protect the rights of detained fishermen and has asked Malaysia to provide evidence for further investigation, says foreign ministry deputy spokesman Doan Khac Viet. Read more »
Vietnam asks Malaysia for evidence after detainment of fishermen

Vietnam asks Malaysia for evidence after detainment of fishermen

Vietnam will protect the rights of detained fishermen and ask Malaysia to provide evidence for further investigation, says foreign ministry deputy spokesman Doan Khac Viet. Read more »
Southeast Asian nations report large number of new COVID-19 cases

Southeast Asian nations report large number of new COVID-19 cases

Southeast Asian nations continue to report a large number of new COVID-19 cases. Read more »
Singapore, Malaysia reaffirm defence ties

Singapore, Malaysia reaffirm defence ties

Singaporean Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen and his Malaysian counterpart Ismail Sabri Yaakob held online talks on April 27 during which they reaffirmed defence ties and their support for the... Read more »
Malaysia uses oil-derived fund to purchase COVID-19 vaccines

Malaysia uses oil-derived fund to purchase COVID-19 vaccines

The Malaysian Government has issued a new emergency ordinance allowing it to use funds derived from oil and gas contributions to pay for vaccine procurement, part of efforts to accelerate... Read more »
Ceremony to commemorate Hung Kings organized in Malaysia

Ceremony to commemorate Hung Kings organized in Malaysia

A solemn ceremony was recently held by the Vietnamese Liaison Committee and Vietnamese Women's Associa in Malaysia to commemorate Hung Kings, the legendary forefathers of Vietnam. Read more »
Malaysian PM to attend Special ASEAN Summit

Malaysian PM to attend Special ASEAN Summit

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin will attend the Special ASEAN Summit slated for April 24 in Indonesia’s Jakarta, according to the Malaysian foreign ministry. Read more »
Malaysia focuses on drone development

Malaysia focuses on drone development

The Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC) has partnered with SG Akademi Sdn Bhd (SGA) to strengthen talent development in the drone industry via the Centre of 9 Pillars (Co9P). Read more »
Microsoft to invest 1 billion USD in Malaysia in next five years

Microsoft to invest 1 billion USD in Malaysia in next five years

US tech giant Microsoft Corporation will invest 1 billion USD over the next five years in Malaysia as part of a new partnership programme with government agencies and local companies,... Read more »
Thailand sees decrease in number of new COVID-19 cases

Thailand sees decrease in number of new COVID-19 cases

Thailand reported 1,390 new coronavirus cases on April 19, slowing from six consecutive days of record highs. Read more »
Malaysian business circle urges gov’t to expedite ratification of RCEP, CPTPP

Malaysian business circle urges gov’t to expedite ratification of RCEP, CPTPP

The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) has urged the government of Malaysia to expedite the ratification process for the two major free trade agreements (FTAs) — the Regional Comprehensive Partnership... Read more »
Cambodia imposes two-week lockdown on Phnom Penh

Cambodia imposes two-week lockdown on Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh capital of Cambodia has been placed under a lockdown for the first time since the emergence of COVID-19 cases in the country at the end of last... Read more »
Hundreds of vehicles attempt to enter Cambodia’s Phnom Penh despite lockdown

Hundreds of vehicles attempt to enter Cambodia’s Phnom Penh despite lockdown

Despite the widely publicised lockdown now in effect in Phnom Penh and Takhmao city of Cambodia, hundreds of cars and motorbikes are attempting to cross the closed Chroy Changva Bridge... Read more »
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