MWTA hosts forum to shape the future of estate planning in Malaysia

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysia Will & Trust Association (MWTA) recently hosted a groundbreaking forum titled ‘Shaping The Future of Estate Planning In Malaysia’ on December 13, at Sheraton Petaling Jaya, brought together distinguished guests, panel speakers and industry leaders for an insightful exploration of crucial aspects in estate planning. The panel discussion underscored the importance … Read more

Malaysia’s economy tipped to post high growth in 2024 on all-round improvement

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s economy in 2024 is likely to register high growth, driven by improved performance in all sectors. According to Inter-Pacific Asset Management (IPAM) chief economist and independent fund manager Datuk Dr Nazri Khan, the local economy has performed significantly well across the board and expects the momentum to continue next year. “We are … Read more

Tourist arrivals next year expected to surpass pre-pandemic levels

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is expected to register higher tourist arrivals next year, surpassing pre-pandemic levels, driven by projected recovery for the local tourism industry and weak ringgit. “For the first half of 2023, in comparison to our competitors in the Southeast Asia region, Malaysia welcomed 9.16 million international tourist arrivals, placing us second after our … Read more

Use AI to address shortage of cybersecurity experts, says Fahmi

KUALA LUMPUR: Artificial intelligence (AI) technology can be utilised to address the shortage of cybersecurity experts in Malaysia, according to Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil. He said the country needs around 27,000 cybersecurity experts by end of 2025 and currently, the number stands at about 15,000. “So we lack 12,000 more … I believe … Read more

MPRC to launch National OGSE Sustainability Roadmap early next year

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corporation (MPRC) will introduce the National OGSE Sustainability Roadmap (NOS-R) by early next year to guide oil and gas services and equipment (OGSE) companies in adopting and reporting on sustainability practices. “We believe these National OGSE Sustainability documents mark the first of its kind tailored to the needs of the … Read more

Malaysia has qualities to become regional FDI haven: Holistic Wealth Group CEO

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has many attractive merits to make it a regional investment haven for foreigners, according to integrated tax and financial services company Holistic Wealth Group’s CEO, Datuk Chua Meng Min (pic). He said Malaysia should be a haven for foreign direct investment (FDI) as it possesses many qualities which are enticing to foreign … Read more

Govt looking to introduce energy transition financing

PETALING JAYA: The government wants to work with the financial sector to introduce transition financing to support Malaysia’s energy transition agenda, said Economy Minister Rafizi Ramli (pix). He said that while the government and the banking industries have supported green projects through green financing, it does not encompass all forms of sustainable projects and “there … Read more

Plantations et Huileries du Congo looking to collaborate with Malaysian palm oil players to explore business opportunities

KUALA LUMPUR: The Democratic Republic of Congo-based (DRC) company Plantations et Huileries du Congo (PHC) hopes to collaborate with Malaysian palm oil players for business opportunities. PHC is the largest industrial palm oil producer in the DRC. PHC CEO and director general Monique Gieskes (pic) said Malaysian palm oil trees were from the Yangambi ML161 … Read more

Energy Taiwan and Net-Zero Taiwan 2023 records 24,359 visiting buyers

PETALING JAYA: The Energy Taiwan and Net-Zero Taiwan 2023, recorded an attendance of 24,359 visiting buyers, marking an increase of 25% compared with previous exhibitions. More than 800 international buyers were in attendance, surging about 150% compared with the previous year, which reflected Taiwan’s continuous growth in the green energy industry. A total of 1,275 … Read more

Lead development of enterprise 5G solutions, Fahmi tells local firms

KUALA LUMPUR: The government wants local businesses to lead in the development of enterprise 5G solutions, so as to ensure that the development of Malaysia’s digital ecosystem is of the highest international standards, which in turn will elevate the economy to greater heights. Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil called for a united effort from … Read more

Economic growth must not worsen environment

KUALA LUMPUR: Climate change can affect companies’ financial bottom line, if not taken seriously or addressed, said Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Corporation (MGTC) group CEO Shamsul Bahar Mohd Nor (pix). He pointed out that climate change is a global issue and industry players should strive to pursue net zero carbon emission as it … Read more

Artroniq to distribute PT TDI’s e-bikes in M’sia

KUALA LUMPUR: ACE Market-listed company Artroniq Bhd inked a distribution agreement with Indonesia-based PT Terang Dunia Internusa (PT TDI)’s electric motorcycle brand United E-Motor, among others to set up manufacturing and assembly plants across the country. Under the agreement, Artroniq will be the exclusive distributor of the brand in Malaysia. In a joint effort of … Read more