India and Malaysia decide to enhance defence cooperation


Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh held a Video Conference with Senior Defence Minister of Malaysia, YB Dato ‘Seri HishammuddinTun Hussein on June 27, 2022. A wide range of issues concerning bilateral, regional and defence industrial cooperation were discussed during the meeting.


Raksha Mantri congratulated Dato ‘Seri HishammuddinTun Hussein for assuming the office of the Senior Defence Minister in August, 2021. Both Ministers expressed the intent to further boost the already strong India-Malaysia Defence cooperation.


The two Ministers discussed the existing defence cooperation activities and framework, and ways to further enhance them under the existing Malaysia India Defence Cooperation Meeting (MIDCOM) framework. The next MIDCOM is scheduled to held in July 2022, and it was decided to use this platform for a deeper engagement in defence.


Shri Rajnath Singh highlighted the areas in which Indian Defence industries could assist Malaysia. He suggested a visit of senior officers from Malaysia to India to get a first-hand experience of the facilities and products of Indian Defence industry.


The Malaysian Senior Defence Minister expressed the need for inducting women personnel in peace keeping missions. Both sides agreed to engage each other on this issue. It was also agreed to upgrade capability for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations.


Raksha Mantri also invited Senior Defence Minister of Malaysia to visit India at an early convenient date to discuss closer and strategic defence ties.


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UOB Malaysia and The FinLab to accelerate digital transformation for women-led businesses through Jom Transform Programme

UOB Malaysia and The FinLab[1] today announced the fourth edition of the Jom Transform Programme[2]. This year’s programme is set to empower women to transform their businesses through digital acceleration.

Jom Transform Programme (JTP) is specially-curated to provide advisory and assistance in the areas of digitalisation for Malaysia’s small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). This year’s programme, themed ‘JTP: Womenpreneur Edition’, aims to support women entrepreneurs through digital solutions that drive productivity, save costs and grow revenue. The JTP will be conducted virtually on The FinLab Online[3].

Ms Ng Wei Wei, Chief Executive Officer, UOB Malaysia said, “With women entrepreneurs making up only 20 per cent of Malaysian SMEs[4], we see potential in supporting female-led businesses to thrive, particularly in e-commerce[5]. And this is why the Bank is creating an ecosystem through Jom Transform Programme to connect women entrepreneurs to one another and open doors to opportunities. As the needs of businesses evolve in line with new market realities, we want to also provide them with the right tools to future proof their businesses in this digitalised world.”

The first cohort of the JTP: The Womenpreneur Edition will undergo a three-week business transformation curriculum through The FinLab Online starting 28 June 2022. Apart from receiving the relevant knowledge, tools and skills to digitalise their businesses, participants will also be guided by subject matter experts and mentors from UOB and its regional ecosystem partners in the area of digital transformation. They will also have access to online workshops, video tutorials and webinars in digital marketing, business operations and e-commerce. To further accelerate their digitalisation efforts, participants will also enjoy complimentary subscriptions to JomX solution of choice including cloud accounting systems, artificial intelligence and data analytics, by a host of JTP ecosystem partners for up to 13 months[6].

In the lead-up to the launch of the 2022 edition of JTP, UOB Malaysia hosted a virtual panel discussion on 14 June 2022 entitled, ‘Women Entrepreneurs Making A Leap Forward’. The panel discussion featured four women leaders across industries in education, fashion, wellness, and fitness to share their first-hand experience in their professional and entrepreneurial journey to the audience. The panel comprised of Ms Anne Tham, Founder of ACE EdVenture; Ms Joan Yeoh, Country Director of Love Bonito Malaysia; Ms Melissa Tan, CEO of Getha and Ms Toh Yen Kee, Co-founder of The Playground Fitness.

During the panel discussion, Ms Toh Yen Kee said, “When I first made the move to start my own enterprise, to look for the right solutions and assistance to accelerate my business transformation was a challenge. After having focused my effort to get the necessary funding, I realised that that digitalisation is crucial for my business to implement across its different functions and to analyse its market competitiveness. A platform like JTP can provide the necessary information and mentorship that may complement other programmes that are already available to support women entrepreneurs.”

Since the launch of JTP in 2019, the Programme has enabled more than 400 Malaysian SMEs[7] to embark on their digitalisation journey. To register interest for this year’s JTP and for further information, please visit https://thefinlab.com/jom-transform-programme-womenpreneurs-edition/.

UOB Malaysia: https://www.uob.com.my/

[1] The FinLab is UOB’s innovation accelerator.
[2] JTP is an annual digital transformation accelerator programme for SMEs organised by UOB Malaysia and the FinLab.
[3] The FinLab Online is a regional digital platform launched on 17 July 2020 to help SMEs and start-ups tap the expertise of industry mentors from UOB and its regional ecosystem partners virtually.
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Straumann Malaysia, part of The Straumann Group, a Leading Implantology Company, Intends to Provide 3,000 Dental Implant Packages to the Ministry of Health Malaysia as part of MoU

Straumann Group Sdn. Bhd, the Malaysian subsidiary of Straumann Group, global leader in implantology and aesthetic-dentistry, (Straumann Malaysia) intends to provide 3,000 dental implant packages worth in excess of RM10 million, which will benefit the lower-income group (B40) and underprivileged Malaysians. This intention was communicated within the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) announced by the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH).

Mr. Guillaume Daniellot, CEO of Straumann Group; Yang Berhormat Tuan Khairy Jamaluddin, Minister of Health Malaysia [L-R]

The discussion of the MoU was led by Malaysia’s Minister of Health, Yang Berhormat Tuan Khairy Jamaluddin and the Straumann Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Guillaume Daniellot.

Straumann Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Guillaume Daniellot said, “This is a significant milestone for the Straumann Group, and we appreciate MOH’s willingness to collaborate with us. Oral, especially dental health is critical to everyone’s wellbeing, and we believe that everyone has the right to quality medical treatments, especially holistic and ethical dental treatments. This Programme is part of the broader community oral health initiative to raise awareness on the long-term impact of tooth loss while ensuring that underprivileged Malaysian communities have access to world-class dental products and services for a better quality of life. We look forward to working closely with our local counterparts to bring the Programme to life while supporting MOH in its ambitions under the National Oral Health Plan 2021-2030.”

About Straumann Group

The Straumann Group (SIX: STMN) is a global leader in tooth replacement and orthodontic solutions that restore smiles and confidence. It unites global and international brands that stand for excellence, innovation and quality in replacement, corrective and digital dentistry, including Anthogyr, ClearCorrect, Dental Wings, Medentika, Neodent, NUVO, Straumann and other fully/partly owned companies and partners. In collaboration with leading clinics, institutes and universities, the Group researches, develops, manufactures and supplies dental implants, instruments, CADCAM prosthetics, orthodontic aligners, biomaterials and digital solutions for use in tooth correction, replacement and restoration or to prevent tooth loss.

Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, the Group currently employs more than 9000 people worldwide. Its products, solutions and services are available in more than 100 countries through a broad network of distribution subsidiaries and partners. For more information, please visit our website at: https://www.straumann.com

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CyberSecurity Malaysia Joins World Cyber Security Summit – ASEAN as a Supporting Partner

The 12th Global edition of World Cyber Security Summit aims to bring together global CISOs, Cyber Security leaders, investors, media outlets and government representatives all under one roof. Leading cyber security specialist agency, CyberSecurity Malaysia will join the Summit as the Supporting Partner.
World Cyber Security Summit – ASEAN, is set to take place on 12 April 2022 virtually. Dato’ Ts. Dr Haji Amirudin Abdul Wahab; CEO, CyberSecurity Malaysia, will enlighten the attendees on ‘New Danger of Digital Society: Why Cyber Security is so important today and what to be ready for tomorrow?’

– Strategic approach: How Governments are handling cyber security in a digital era.
– Cyber Security and Smart Cities: advanced technologies for citizens’ safety

“Cybersecurity becomes a major concern for many sectors and industries within a country. Its vulnerabilities are alarming and cyber-attack is beyond control. Furthermore, it is impossible to develop 100% cybersecurity approach. No matter how advanced cybersecurity implementation in one’s country, perpetrators often find loopholes to attack. Hence, it is critical for a country to practice cyber resilient, understand potential risks and take effort to reduce them. Organisations within a country must be able to effectively respond to cyber-attack, bounce back and restore critical infrastructures to resume operations,” said Dato’ Ts. Dr Haji Amirudin Abdul Wahab, CEO of CyberSecurity Malaysia.

“Companies from ASEAN today are facing an increasingly competitive threat. Cyber-attacks and data breaches are sophisticated and personalized, putting ASEAN companies at greater risk of collapse. However, there are measures that they can leverage to protect themselves and ensure the safety of their organizations.,” stated Mithun Shetty, CEO of Trescon,

About CyberSecurity Malaysia

CyberSecurity Malaysia is the national cybersecurity specialist and technical agency under the purview of the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (K-KOMM). In essence, CyberSecurity Malaysia is committed to provide a broad range of cybersecurity innovation-led services, programs, and initiatives to help reduce the vulnerability of digital systems, and at the same time strengthen Malaysia’s self-reliance in cyberspace. Among specialized cyber security services provided are Cyber Security Responsive Services; Cyber Security Proactive Services; Outreach and Capacity Building; Strategic Study and Engagement, and Industry and Research Development. For more information, please visit http://www.cybersecurity.my.

About World Cyber Security Summit

World Cyber Security Summit is a thought-leadership-driven, business-focused, global series of events that takes place in strategic locations across the world.

The Summit is a one-of-a-kind gathering of pre-qualified CIOs, CEOs, CTOs, Heads of AI, Chief Digital Officers, Heads of Innovation and International Cyber Security experts.

Witness powerful keynotes, workshops, use-case presentations, product exhibitions, panel discussions and tech talks to find solutions for issues and trends within the Cyber Security and RPA space.

About Trescon

Trescon is a global business events and consulting firm that provide a wide range of business services to a diversified client base that includes corporations, governments and individuals. Trescon is specialized in producing highly focused B2B events that connect businesses with opportunities through conferences, road Summits, expos, demand generation, investor connect and consulting services.

For further details about the announcement, please contact:
Jagriti Jaiswal,
Corporate Communication,
Trescon | media@tresconglobal.com






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Pentamaster Corp Bhd Included in FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia Index and FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia Shariah Index

Pentamaster Corp Bhd (PENT.MK) (“PCB” or the “Group”), the Malaysia-based parent listed company of Pentamaster International Limited (1665 HK), a semiconductor equipment vendor and automation house, has announced by Bursa Malaysia of its inclusion in the following indices launched by Bursa Malaysia and FTSE Russell. The inclusion will be effective beginning the start of business on December 20, 2021.

Launched in December 2014, the FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia is aimed to:

— Support investors in making Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) investments in Malaysian listed companies;
— Increase the profile and exposure of companies with leading ESG practices;
— Encourage best practice disclosure; and
— Support the transition to a lower carbon and more sustainable economy.

In July 2021, Bursa Malaysia and FTSE Russell launched the FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia Shariah (F4GBMS) Index to cater to investor demand for ESG and Shariah-compliant index solutions. The F4GBMS index is designed to track constituents in the F4GBM Index that are Shariah-compliant.

ESG initiatives has been a priority for Pentamaster Group in aligning with its corporate strategy. The Group has implemented proactive measures to pursue sustainable development in the following areas: Good Health and Well-Being, Quality Education, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Reduced Inequalities, Responsible Consumption and Production, and Climate Action.

“We are honored to be included in FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia and FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia Shariah Indices, which is a critical recognition of our past endeavors and commitment to promoting ESG standards as a responsible corporate,” said Chuah Choon Bin, Executive Chairman of Pentamaster Corp Bhd and Pentamaster International Limited. “Our ongoing effort is to continuously bolster long-term sustainability fostering clean markets and environmental transparency for a greener earth.”

About Pentamaster Group
Pentamaster Group, Pentamaster Corp Bhd (PENT.MK) and its listed subsidiary, Pentamaster International Limited (1665.HK) is a leading global supplier in providing automation technology and solutions to multinational manufacturers mainly in the semiconductor, automotive, electrical & electronics, medical devices and consumer industrial products sectors spanning APAC, North America and Europe. The Group’s broad range of integrated automation products and solutions entails innovating, designing, manufacturing, and installing automated equipment and/or automated manufacturing solutions.

To learn more about Pentamaster Group, please visit us at www.pentamaster.com.my

Pentamaster Group
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