SEPANG, 26 JULAI 2015 –  Bagi menarik minat pelajar untuk lebih mendekati bidang sains terutamanya bidang sains polar dan memberi inspirasi kepada guru-guru untuk memperkenalkan konsep baru dalam mendidik pelajar, Kementerian Sains Teknologi dan Inovasi (MOSTI) melalui agensinya, Yayasan Penyelidikan Antartika Sultan Mizan (YPASM), telah menghantar 4 pelajar dan 2 orang guru bagi menyertai ekpedisi pendidikan ke benua Artik melalui program Students On Ice: Arctic Expedition. Program yang bermula dari 27 Julai sehingga 10 Ogos 2015 ini adalah dengan kerjasama kerajaan Negeri Terengganu dan Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA).

Program Students on Ice ini merupakan program anjuran Student on Ice Foundation yang berpusat di Kanada bagi memberi pendedahan ke pada pelajar mengenai isu-isu semasa berkaitan Benua Artik terutamanya isu perubahan iklim.  YPASM telah merangka persefahaman dengan Student on Ice Foundation bagi membolehkan Malalaysia menghantar peserta buat julung kalinya. Peserta dipilih dari kalangan 24 pelajar dan 12 orang guru yang telah dicalonkan oleh Pejabat Pendidikan Negeri Terengganu dan MRSM melalui Polar Science Camp yang telah diadakan di Kuala Lumpur dan Terengganu pada Mei lepas.

“MOSTI percaya pembangunan modal insan yang lestari dalam bidang sains, teknologi dan inovasi adalah satu komponen penting dalam usaha kerajaan mengejar status negara berpendapatan tinggi.  MOSTI sentiasa menggalakkan usaha berterusan semua pihak dalam memastikan kelangsungan pakar-pakar saintis dan penyelidik negara yang dapat menyumbang kepada penerokaan ilmu, penjanaan ekonomi dan kelestarian alam,” kata YB Datuk Dr. Ewon Ebin, Menteri Sains, Teknologi Dan Inovasi semasa menghadiri Majlis Pelepasan Pelajar Bagi Program Students On Ice: Arctic Expedition hari ini.
Bagi program pertama ini, Malaysia akan diwakili oleh empat (4) orang pelajar yang akan diiringi oleh seramai 2 orang guru iaitu:

i.    Ahmad Amirul Farhan bin Zulkifli, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Agama Sheikh Abdul Malek , Kuala Terengganu,16 tahun, Pelajar
ii.    Nurul Izzaidah binti Zulkifli, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tengku Ampuan Intan,Besut, 16 tahun, Pelajar.
iii.    Roszita binti Mat Zin ,Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tengku Ampuan Intan, Besut, 37 tahun, Guru.
iv.    Ashraf Hakimi bin Nurulfaizin, Maktab Rendah Sains Mara, Kuala Kubu Bharu, 16 tahun, Pelajar.
v.    Raslan Bin Abdul Rahman, Maktab Rendah Sains Mara, Alor Gajah, 16 tahun, Pelajar.
vi.    Rakesh bin Sala, Maktab Rendah Sains Mara, Gemencheh, 38 tahun, Guru.

Pengumuman mereka yang terpilih telah disempurnakan oleh Timbalan Perdana Menteri merangkap Menteri Pendidikan Malaysia, YAB Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin Yassin pada Malam Anugerah Inovasi Negara (AIN) 2015 anjuran Kementerian Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi (MOSTI) pada bulan Mei lepas.

Sepanjang ekspedisi ini, peserta-peserta akan menulis tentang aktiviti harian dalam bentuk blog yang akan di muat naik bersama gambar dan video melalui portal www.studentsonice.com/arctic2015.

 

26 Julai 2015 : Pelajar Malaysia Sertai Ekspedisi Pendidikan Artik

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KUALA LUMPUR (2 JULY 2015) – CyberSecurity Malaysia, the national cyber security specialist and technical agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MOSTI) is calling for stronger commitment and greater collaboration from cyber security communities around the world to achieve a cleaner and safer Internet ecosystem.

Aptly themed ‘Bridging The World – Go Cyber Green,’ the upcoming 2015 Cyber Security Malaysia – Awards, Conference & Exhibition ( CSM-ACE 2015) will take place from 6 to 10 September 2015 at the Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur. CSM-ACE 2015 is a public-private-partnership driven event, which serves as a catalyst in driving innovation and growth in the cyber security industry.

CSM-ACE + OIC-CERT + APCERT
This year, CyberSecurity Malaysia will also play host to two regional cyber security bodies in conjunction with CSM-ACE 2015. APCERT – Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Teams and OIC-CERT – Organization of The Islamic Cooperation Computer Emergency Response Teams will be holding their respective annual conferences, further bolstering CSM-ACE 2015 as a world-class cyber security event not to be missed.

CYBER GREEN
“Bridging The World – Go Cyber Green” underscores the urgency to foster greater international collaboration to enhance Malaysia’s cybersecurity capabilities and improve cross-border collaboration in ensuring a viable and healthy cyber ecosystem. Cyber Green leverages on the collaborative potential of key stakeholders in cyberspace to bring about a clean and secure cyber ecosystem that is free from malicious threats,” said YB Datuk Dr. Ewon Ebin, Minister of Science, Technology & Innovation (MOSTI) during the pre-event launching of CSM-ACE 2015.

“As CSM-ACE 2015 is an international-level conference, I urge more Malaysian ICT and cyber security companies to participate and take a more active role in contributing towards Cyber Green so that our future generation will be able to enjoy a safer and cleaner cyber world.”

Datuk Dr. Ewon said it was also an excellent opportunity to showcase Malaysia’s cyber security capability to the world and to enhance Malaysia’s reputation as a country that operates high level of assurance and excellent cyber security practices.

PARTICIPANTS
According to CyberSecurity Malaysia’s Chief Executive Officer Dr. Amirudin Abdul Wahab, more than 900 delegates from the government, public, Critical National Information Infrastructure (CNII) organizations and ICT industry are expected to attend the 5-day event.

CAPACITY BUILDING
“One of the key objectives of CSM-ACE 2015 is to significantly improve the skills and expand the knowledge of our cyber security professionals. CyberSecurity Malaysia will also be conducting comprehensive training programs during CSM-ACE 2015 to strengthen Malaysia’s self-reliance in technology and human resources in cyber security,” said Dr. Amirudin. Some 1,500 cyber security practitioners are expected to participate in the CSM-ACE 2015 training program.

TRADE EXHIBITION
A 3-day trade exhibition will be a key attraction at CSM-ACE 2015. With confirmed participation of close to 40 international and local cyber security companies, Dr. Amirudin expects the exhibition to facilitate greater trade and investment opportunities and thus, enable Malaysian cyber security companies to access international export markets for their latest products and services.

FOR THE YOUNGER GENERATION
Following on the success from last year’s edition, CSM-ACE 2015 will once again co-host two satellite events – National ICT Security Discourse (NICTSED) 2015 and National Hacking Competition (UTP-HAX) 2015 which aim to raise awareness on the importance of cyber safety and security among young Malaysian netizens.

Dr Amirudin explained, “The National ICT Security Discourse (NICTSeD) is Malaysia’s first national ICT security school competition with support from MOE (Ministry of Education) and MOSTI, successfully achieved its goal as a method of disseminating knowledge on Internet safety in a way that would be interesting for students and teachers. The main objective of this program is to encourage the creative and critical thinking of its participants on the current internet and technological issues being discussed on a global scale and how online risk and challenges can be overcome, and in the process teachers and students thus become smart and ethical internet users.”

INDUSTRY AWARDS
At the conclusion of CSM-ACE 2015 event, the prestigious Cyber Security Malaysia Awards 2015 will be presented to highly talented information security professionals, homegrown SMEs and organizations for outstanding contributions to the Malaysian cyber security industry. A total of seven (7) award categories will be conferred during the closing ceremony.

For more information on CSM-ACE 2015 and to register as a delegate, visit www.csm-ace.my.

2 JULY 2015 : MALAYSIA PUSHES FOR CYBER GREEN AGENDA TO ACHIEVE A CLEANER AND SAFER INTERNET ECOSYSTEM

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RANAU, SABAH 22 JUN 2015 – Kementerian Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi (MOSTI) telah mengenalpasti sumber air bersih bagi tujuan penapisan air bersih untuk mangsa gempa di ranau. Sumber air bersih ini akan diproses menggunakan mesin penapis air ‘Ultrafiltration/Reverse Osmosis Plant’, ciptaan UTM melalui Pusat Penyelidikan Teknologi Membran Termaju (AMTEC) dengan menggunakan dana MOSTI.

“Mesin ini akan dapat menghasilkan air bersih daripada air laut, air payau dan air keruh. Mesin ini juga mampu menghasilkan sekitar 5,000 liter air bersih dalam masa satu jam untuk kegunaan 2,000 orang sehari tanpa perlu dimasak” demikian menurut YB Datuk Dr Ewon Ebin, Menteri Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi Merangkap Ahli Parlimen P.179 Ranau yang mengetuai Lawatan Misi Gentech : Sahabat Ranau bersama-sama Pengurusan Tertinggi MOSTI.

Misi Gentech : Sahabat Ranau turut mengunjungi Pejabat Meteorologi Ranau bagi mendengar taklimat dan laporan terkini mengenai status gempa juga ke Water Intake di Kimolohing bagi meninjau keadaan semasa serta kesesuaian menempatkan mesin penapis air ‘Ultrafiltration/Reverse Osmosis Plant’.

Dalam taklimat khas oleh Agensi Remote Sensing (ARSM) Pejabat Meteorologi Ranau, di antara teknologi sedia ada yang dikenalpasti di MOSTI adalah Teknologi Remote Sensing yang dapat membantu mengenal pasti kawasan lokasi potensi air bawah tanah. Di samping itu, ARSM mempunyai keupayaan teknologi menyediakan maklumat kawasan hutan dan tadahan air kawasan Ranau dan Kundasang serta peta 3-D kawasan Gunung Kinabalu, Ranau dan Kundasang.

Agihan air mineral, bahan keperluan harian dan sabun serbuk hasil R&D SIRIM, agensi di MOSTI turut diagihkan MOSTI beserta jabatan/agensi kepada Pegawai Daerah Ranau yang akan mengagihkan bantuan tersebut kepada mangsa gempa bumi Ranau.

22 Jun 2015 : PENAPIS AIR ‘ULTRAFILTRATION/REVERSE OSMOSIS PLANT’ UNTUK MANGSA GEMPA BUMI RANAU

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SAN FRANCISCO, 12 JUNE 2015 – Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation (BiotechCorp), the lead agency for biotechnology industry in Malaysia enhanced its collaboration with the United States of America (US) with the launching of its flagship office, BiotechCorp International Inc.(BII) in San Francisco.
Since BiotechCorp’s incorporation in 2005, the organisation has undertaken various business development and collaboration with Qualitative Bio Sciences (QB3) and Larta and US based companies, including giant industry players like Abbott Medical Optics (AMO) and Haemonetics, and exciting new players like Verdezyne Inc.

The establishment of BiotechCorp’s US-based flagship office will be the contact point for bio-based and biotechnology sectors in the country, as the USA is a hub for biotechnology venture capitalists and funders, and one of the leading biotechnology markets in the world. This US-based office will provide Malaysian and US bio-based companies with the necessary support for business development activities in bringing in FDIs as well as market access.

“The opening of BiotechCorp’s office in San Francisco underlines the full support given by the Malaysian government and the Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation (MOSTI) in creating a competitive and innovation-friendly environment to propel Malaysia towards a developed nation status,” said Datuk Dr Ewon Ebin, the Minister of Science, Technology & Innovation of Malaysia who officiated BiotechCorp’s office.

“It shows how resolute we are in expanding Malaysia’s business and economic interests in the bio-based industry across the globe. I hope the BiotechCorp office will spur Malaysia’s own economic growth by attracting key innovative partners from USA to invest in the country and to maximise Malaysia’s immense business potential in the bio-based industry.”

“This is an exceptional occasion for us, as it is historic to launch our first international office outside of Malaysia. We are very fortunate to be based here to foster partnerships between USA and Malaysian bio-based companies and to provide a platform for Malaysian biotechnology companies and entrepreneurs to tap into the vast experience, knowledge and innovation of San Francisco’s leading bio-innovation ecosystem,” said Dato’ Dr. Mohd. Nazlee Kamal, Chief Executive Officer of BiotechCorp.

“We are thrilled that BiotechCorp chose to locate their flagship office in San Francisco, known as both the birthplace of biotechnology and the Innovation Capital of the World. The opening is a testament to the City’s vibrant economy where biotech is creating jobs while driving science and health. We look forward to strengthening the relationship between Malaysia’s biotech industry and our City,” said Todd Rufo, Director of the Office of Economic Development.

The San Francisco Specialized Investment Mission (SF SIM) is organised on the sidelines of this official opening of BiotechCorp’s San Francisco Office. The event provides an ideal platform for BiotechCorp to present the growth, development, and opportunities in the bio-based Industry in Malaysia to potential leads in the USA.

“We are keen to hear the USA perspective on the achievements of the Malaysian biotechnology industry to date and especially to hear their views as to how Malaysia can escalate results as we move into the globalisation phase,” added Dato’ Nazlee.

BiotechCorp has been driving biotechnology forward in Malaysia and has turned it into a game-changing engine for the country’s economy. The biotechnology market in Asia Pacific has shown solid growth at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.8% between 2010 and 2014. The presence of BiotechCorp in San Francisco is set to advance the local bio-based landscape to the global market while building and sustaining the industry’s competitive advantage to drive Malaysia’s bioeconomy forward.

12 JUNE 2015 : BIOTECHCORP INTERNATIONAL INC OPENS IN SAN FRANCISCO

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Putrajaya, 8 June 2015 – “Malaysia needs to drive STI for socio economic growth by intensifying creativity and innovation; strengthening market driven research and development, sourcing and diffusing new technology; developing and attracting talent; deepening awareness on STI and strengthening collaborations and partnerships”. The statement was made by Dato’ Sri Dr. Noorul Ainur Mohd. Nur, Secretary General of The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) during her keynote address at the launching of the project “Promoting Social Inclusion Through Public Policies in Malaysia” which was held in conjunction with the Policy Initiation Workshop from 8 to 10 June 2015 in Everly Hotel Putrajaya.

In her speech, Dato’ Sri Dr. Noorul Ainur Mohd. Nur who is also the Vice President Asia Pacific Region of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Council (IGC) of the Management of Social Transformations Programme (MOST) for the period of 2013 to 2015, reaffirmed that the Malaysian Government is committed to embrace inclusiveness in the public policies in which inclusiveness was embedded as one of the strategic thrusts in the recently launched 11th Malaysia Plan. In addition, she also recorded appreciation to UNESCO for the assistance rendered to the Government of Malaysia particularly in uplifting the social well-being of the people through various activities that have been carried out throughout the nation.

The project which was designed by international partnership of UNESCO, UNESCAP and Trinity College Dublin in collaboration with national stakeholders especially MOSTI aims to help the government ensures that the public policies benefit everyone, including the disadvantaged and vulnerable groups in the country and contribute to equitable and sustainable development.

The three-day workshop was jointly organised by UNESCO and Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. The workshop provides opportunities for key players in social inclusion including international experts, policy makers, academia and civil societies to share experience with regard to the challenges faced in their countries as well as to deliberate on the existing policy interventions and approaches in promoting social inclusion.

8 JUNE 2015: EMPOWERING SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION (STI) FOR SUSTAINABLE SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SHARED PROSPERITY

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