Pushing Malaysia’s Smart City development in 2022

Given the fragility of global conditions and increasing emphasis on using digital innovation to build a safer and more sustainable future for the betterment of people, we are seeing a greater focus on actualising smart communities around the world. Malaysia’s focus on smart cities and smart communities is also gaining momentum and reflects the broader…

AWS Signs New Cloud Framework Agreement with Malaysia

The CFA is part of AWS’s continuous commitment to supporting the Malaysian government’s Digital Economy Blueprint, which is the country’s roadmap to becoming a regional digital economy leader. Large public sector organisations, such as the Ministry of Higher Education and the Selangor State Government’s Smart Selangor Delivery Unit, as well as major enterprises like Petronas and creative start-ups…

PM: Malaysia to develop National Robotics Roadmap

KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 17): Malaysia will develop the National Robotics Roadmap (NRR) in an effort to lift robotics technology into mainstream usage to boost national productivity, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. He said the roadmap could help to reduce dependence on foreign manpower and minimise the outflow of foreign exchange. Under the…

TNB partners MBI for low carbon smart city

TENAGA Nasional Bhd (TNB) is committed in helping Ipoh to achieve its aspiration of becoming a smart, liveable, resilient and sustainable city by 2030, in line with the utility company’s Sustainability Roadmap to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.  It has recently established a strategic partnership with the Ipoh City Council (MBI) to supply energy efficiency products…

Digital parking coupons to be available via Smart Selangor app from Jan 3

THE Selangor government will introduce digital coupons or eKupon via the Smart Selangor Parking (SSP) app from Jan 3, following the phasing out of paper-based ones. Selangor local government, public transport and new village development committee chairman Ng Sze Han said consumers who have bought paper parking coupons could still use them until March 31…

Cover Story: The 5G debate

Every Malaysian should pay attention to the ongoing debate on how 5G or the fifth generation of cellular networks, which boasts superb broadband speeds and connectivity, is rolled out here. That’s because it is a policy decision that could impact how fast the country catches up in the race towards developed high-income nation status and…

Towards a sustainable smart city

Smart cities used to be a utopian dream. Today, momentum is building towards realizing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs). Management and Science University (MSU) hosts the Research and Innovation of Private Higher Education Network (RIPHEN) Sustainable Communities Symposium 2020-2021. Held virtually at the MSU main campus in Shah Alam recently, RIPHEN’s Sustainable Communities…

UK and Malaysia share transport ideas

West Midlands initiative will assist the RTCC in improving its coordination across public transport and road networks (© David Clarke | Dreamstime.com)   The UK’s West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is cooperating with a Malaysian government body in transport technology and smart cities development over the next three years.  The Memorandum of Understanding with Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA)…