July 8, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - From Trash to Ash
Malaysia genertaes a lot of solid waste - a crippling problem, especially in light of recent revelations that the country has become the global dumping ground for plastic waste after China decided to forego the honour. Government statistics reveal that Malaysia generated 42,672 tonnes of waste daily in 2017, which is expected to rise to 44,888 tonnes per day as the population increases, especially in cities.
June 10, 2019 - The Edge Malaysia - Capacity Building for Companies in the IDE Space
In April, Fintech Lab Sdn Bhd signed a partnership agreement with University of California, Berkeley's (UCB) Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology and San Francisco-based Fin-Tech School to co-develop modules and training programmes on financial technology (fintecj), blockchain and Industry 4.0.
June 10, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - In For The Long Haul
When brother Mahinder Singh Sidhu and Jaswant Singh Sindhu brought a Mercedes 911 in 1981, little did they know that the purchase would put the on a path to becoming a household name in the palm oil industry. At that juncture,however, all they wanted was to benefit from the booming industry following the government's recognition of oil palm as a complementary crop to rubber.
June 3, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - Turning Fishing Villages into Tourism Destinations
Fishing villages along the east and west coasts of Peninsular Malaysia with predominantly Malay or Chinese communities can attract tourists for several reasons. One is their location and another is the unique lifestyle and the products they offer. When such villages were thriving, the fisherman were able to offer an abundance of fresh fish and dried seafood. On the west coast, these include Kuala Sangga, Kuala Sepetang, Pulau Pangkor, Lumut, Sekinchan, Pulau Ketam and Sungai Lima.
May 20, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - Mondelez wants bigger bite of snack pie
As everyone knows, Malaysians love to eat. And that includes snacking - a penchant Mondelez Malaysia is capitalising on to drive sales growth even as it works to make its Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolates, Twisties and Chipsmore tastier. Through the introduction of new products, Mendelez - also known for Kraft cheese and Philadelphia cream cheese - aims to turn more people into snackers and make its products appeal to health-conscious consumers so that it can capture new business segments.
May 13, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - Bringing WeChat Pay to Malaysia
Last August, Malaysia became the first country outside of China to have WeChat Pay in a local currency. The e-wallet is embedded within WeChat, a popular messeger service in China that is also widely used in Malaysia.
May 13, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - Interoperability the way forward
In the Klang Valley, where e-wallets are starting to take off, it is common to see a line of different quick response (QR) code at a merchant's cashier counter. At times, the abundance of these codes can be confusing for both consumers and merchants.
May 13, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - TNG Driving Mobility
In some ways, Touch 'n Go (TNG) launched many Malaysians on the cashless journey more than two decades ago. Instead of paying cash at tolls, it became possible to pay by simply tapping the card on the machine.
May 13, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - GrabPay going further
About five years ago, most Malaysians knew of Grab (then known as MyTeksi) as a mere e-hailing platform. Today, it is a lot more than that. Users can even order food (GrabFood) and get documents delivered (GrabExpress) by using the app. One of its biggest features, launched last June, is GrabPay - the group's very own e-wallet.
May 13, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - Boost looking to maintain its pole position