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Potential trade opportunities in South America

International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Darell Leiking recently concluded a trade mission to South America, with the Malaysian delegation strengthening economic ties with Chile, Argentina and Brazil. I had the great honour of accompanying the minister and MITI officials throughout the trade mission, along with senior counterparts from the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation […]

Competitiveness is developing core capabilities

The United States-China trade war that started early last year took another twist last week with new US restrictions on technology that could pose a risk to its national security, and worst affected by the ban was Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, a leading provider of technology equipment. The restrictions led to a ban on the […]

Building meaningful employer-employee relationship

There is a significant distinction between employment and employability. While the opportunities for employment are aplenty in Malaysia, it is equally important to identify the demands and requirements of the said jobs. Creating a progressive society means developing a critical mass of highly employable talent. As many seek for their dream jobs, employers too look […]

Time for reflection and self-discovery

We are fortunate to yet again celebrate the coming of another month of self-reflection. While we cleanse our bodies, free our minds and hearts from sins, and enrich our spirits with prayer and good deeds through the ritual of fasting, I’d also like to take this opportunity to share new angles, perhaps seldom discussed among […]

Time to recognise skills-based careers

Numerous reports were published about the Malaysian government’s visit to China last week, triggering numerous collaborations between local and Chinese firms, particularly in the new technology areas such as artificial intelligence, smart logistics and automotive design. One should ponder how China, once known only for the flood of cheap goods into the world’s markets, has […]

Vital to recognise different talent dimensions

It goes without saying that the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) has reached our shores, demanding immediate adaptation and deployment to re-align the current and upcoming talent pool to fill positions within the industry that require quick access and capacity building to compete in the new era of connectivity. The good news is – first, […]

A showcase of Malaysian firms’ capabilities

On Sunday, the Malaysia Autoshow 2019 closed it curtains for the fifth time – signalling its continued presence in promoting latest technologies for the last half decade since it was introduced in 2015.Since its introduction, the autoshow has not only grown in size, but there has been new elements and concepts continuously infused into the […]

Chances to test-drive cars at Malaysia Autoshow

The 2019 edition of the Malaysia Autoshow starts today and once again is being hosted at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) until Sunday. The Malaysia Autoshow 2019 will continue to spur growth of the culture of energy efficiency through various programmes and activities. This year, the government is aiming to attract 350,000 visitors, […]

Increasing focus on connected mobility

In exactly a week’s time, the Malaysia Autoshow will once again open its doors to the public at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang, from April 11 to 14. The 2019 edition, themed “Mobility for All”, will continue to showcase automotive products with an increasing focus on Malaysia’s vision towards connected mobility. As the government’s […]