News In Brief

Welcome to our ‘News In Brief’ column in which we digest all the news releases for you and write them in no more than five paragraphs. Below are snippets of all the media releases that we received from Sept 6 till 12. Please check back throughout the week for more updates.

Staff at 620 stores 100 pc vaccinated

Kuala Lumpur, Sept 6: Homegrown retailer MR D.I.Y. Group [M] Bhd is stepping up its efforts to support the National Immunisation Programme by ensuring its staff is vaccinated.
As such, the company reported that as of today, 100 per cent of staff at 620 stores nationwide have been vaccinated.
“We launched the MR D.I.Y. vaccination effort in June with three aims in mind, that is to create a safe working environment for our 12,000 staff, a safe shopping environment for the customers we serve across the country, and to support the Government’s National Immunisation Programme,” MR D.I.Y. Group Vice President of Marketing, Andy Chin said in a statement.
“We have used some of our marketing assets, including billboards in high-traffic locations, our in-store environments, and our social media channels, to support the Lindung Diri, Lindung Semua campaign.
“We are a Malaysian brand, and it’s important that we do our part in the fight against COVID-19.”

Social Housing Cannot Be Overlooked During Women’s Safety Summit

Sydney, Sept 6: More than 230 organisations working at the coalface of domestic violence and homelessness have signed a joint statement calling for a commitment to safe and affordable social housing from today’s National Women’s Safety Summit.
Housing only has a fleeting reference in the agenda, despite the fact 7,690 women return to perpetrators of violence each year because they have nowhere to live.
And an alarming 9,120 women a year become homeless after leaving their homes due to domestic and family violence and being unable to secure long term housing.
Signatories to the statement include large advocacy and peak organisations such as ACOSS, Shelter and the ACTU, through to women’s refuges, homelessness services and community legal centres.
In addition to the joint statement, Everybody’s Home, the national campaign against homelessness, is convening a special online event focusing on the importance of housing and women’s safety with the event taking place at 8:15am and can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Latest update on the AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar

Kuala Lumpur, Sept 6: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) confirms that the AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar Group B match between China PR and Vietnam on October 7 will be held in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.
Similar to the current September window, the decision of a neutral venue was confirmed in light of the ongoing COVID-19 challenges faced by the Chinese Football Association (CFA) in organising its home matches.
Meanwhile, Syria’s home tie against Lebanon in Group A on October 12 will be held at the neutral venue of the King Abdullah II Stadium in Amman, Jordan. 
The venues for the remaining AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar matches not yet announced will be communicated in due course.
Please click here for the latest on the October 7 and 12  fixtures of the AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar.

New Study Reveals Malaysia E-Wallet Brands

Kuala Lumpur, Sept 6: TEAM LEWIS, the global marketing agency, launched the E-Wallets Marketing Engagement Index report, analysing 15 of the leading e-wallet companies in Malaysia.
As a collective, the 15 companies excelled in the areas of site security, social presence, mobile, chat and app metrics.
However, a vast majority of the e-wallet brands on the index have not fully leveraged digital marketing, media, and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility).
The study points to gaps in marketing engagement amongst e-wallet companies and the need for brands to focus less on the technical, vanity aspects of marketing engagement, and more on building stronger connections with audiences. 
Companies interested to gain access to the full report can download it here

Aurelius Healthcare  Group Acquires Nilai Medical Centre

Founder and Group Managing Director of Aurelius Healthcare, Datuk Amir Firdaus Abdullah. Supplied.

Kuala Lumpur,  Sept 6: Aurelius Healthcare Sdn.Bhd which aspires to be the leading healthcare management platform in the Southeast Asia region has announced the acquisition of its first hospital – the 100-bed multidisciplinary Nilai Medical Centre for an undisclosed amount. 
This acquisition is a strong fit with Aurelius’ strategy to transform healthcare delivery and to achieve the most favourable outcomes for patients’ health. 
“We aspire for rapid growth and improvements on this excellent hospital with its dedicated doctors and staff,” the founder and Group Managing Director of Aurelius Healthcare, Datuk Amir Firdaus Abdullah (pictured above) said in a statement. 
“It will continue to serve the communities in Negeri Sembilan, Selangor, and Melaka, and shall be fully transformed for Oncology Care, Cardiology, Women & Children’s care, Orthopaedics, and all other clinical specialities of a tertiary hospital for patients at every stage of their life,” he said. 
Pursuant to the acquisition, Nilai Medical Centre will start operating as Aurelius Hospital Nilai in September and remains ready to serve the community in Nilai and beyond.

NTT Strengthens Partnership With Red Bull 

Paramveer Bhachu (L) and Joanna Power (R) from LAVA AQUA X are seen at the Red Bull Basement in London, United Kingdom.

Petaling Jaya, Sept 7:  NTT Ltd., a global technology and business solutions provider is partnering with Red Bull Basement for the second year in a row to empower teams of university students to innovate for good. The program is open to university student teams aimed at developing technology-based solutions for a brighter future and encourages the next generation of diverse thinking by finding innovative solutions that deliver progress against categories based on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
NTT’s Cloud Communications Division will provide a virtual platform for live and hybrid events, while NTT Disruption will enhance the Global Final by transporting students into a 3D space using VR/AR technologies so attendees can collaborate, brainstorm, and realize ideas in a virtual world.
The goal of Red Bull Basement is to provide young innovators with an opportunity to use technology to tackle global issues. 
Student teams from each of the 45 participating countries can tap into resources such as mentoring, workshops, networking events and more – all leading up to the Global Final, taking place from December 13th – 15th.

Cryoviva Singapore Expands to Bahrain

Singapore, Sept 7: Local family cord blood bank Cryoviva Singapore  is continuing with its rapid geographic growth plans with an entry into the Bahrain market.
This latest new market entry closely follows Cryoviva establishing a footprint in Dubai to serve couples in the UAE that are on the family way.
“Our excellent credentials as a well-established cord blood bank with a proven track record, experienced medical and management teams and strong investor backing make us a reliable and trustworthy provider for young families in Bahrain,”  Rajesh Nair, CEO of Cryoviva Singapore said in a statement.
“Equally importantly, I believe that customers in Bahrain get considerable confidence and reassurance from Singapore’s reputation for world-class facilities and strict adherence to high quality standards. We look forward to collaborating with healthcare providers in Bahrain offering maternity services to offer greater service to their valued patients.”
Established in 2014, Cryoviva is a reputed family cord blood bank in Singapore.

Break Free From Atopic Dermatitis And #UNCOVERLIFE

Artwork by Erica Eng. Supplied.

Kuala Lumpur, Sept 7: Atopic dermatitis, a chronic inflammatory skin condition, is greatly misunderstood in Malaysia, reveals the More Than Skin Deep: Atopic Dermatitis in Malaysia Report. Citing low awareness and persistent misconceptions that contribute to delayed diagnosis and poor management of the condition, the #UncoverLife – Atopic Dermatitis, More Than Skin Deep campaign aims to rally patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals to break free from the condition and #UncoverLife.
The campaign is organised in conjunction with World Atopic Dermatitis Day celebrated on September 14 by the Dermatological Society of Malaysia (Persatuan Dermatologi Malaysia, PDM) in collaboration with award-winning Malaysian comic artist Erica Eng and the Malaysia Eczema Society (Persatuan Ekzema Malaysia).
“To help dispel falsehoods about atopic dermatitis and shed some light on what patients go through, we have partnered Malaysian artist Erica Eng to develop a webcomic series so that others can see atopic dermatitis from a patient’s perspective,” Datuk Dr Noor Zalmy Azizan, Consultant Dermatologist and President of the Dermatological Society of Malaysia said in a statement.
“By presenting the condition in a visual and easy-to-understand medium, we hope more patients will seek proper diagnosis and care so they can experience better quality of life and support from others. This is why our campaign name is also a call to action, for patients with atopic dermatitis to #UncoverLife.” 
The webcomic series reveals the trials, tribulations and triumphs of Shomendra, Elaine, and Iris in their personal journey towards overcoming the physical, emotional and social challenges of managing atopic dermatitis. 

x15ventures partners with Red Marker

Brisbane, Sept 8: Dynamic venture-scaler x15ventures has engaged Red Marker and its artificial intelligence (AI)-powered marketing  compliance platform, to automate the compliance review of venture marketing in real time. 
x15ventures provides experienced entrepreneurs with funding, guidance, and access to the customer base and  distribution networks of Australia’s leading banks, to help deliver digital solutions that are reshaping banking as we  know it. 
“Just like x15ventures who are bringing to life new digital solutions to make people’s lives easier, Red Marker is  changing the way legal risk detection for marketing content is being delivered,” Red Marker Chief Operating Officer Mark Wood said in a statement. 
“Using machine learning and natural language processing, we can help x15ventures identify and analyse digital  content for risk, and set up automated rather than manual controls to prevent misleading promotions and high-risk  content, while streamlining their marketing compliance across their portfolio of ventures. 
With six ventures launched and an active pipeline of new ventures, it is imperative that marketing across  x15ventures’ portfolio companies is compliant with regulatory and brand requirements.  

Nestlé EVERYDAY Aid to B40 Families

Velautham Sanmugam (right) Head of Shopper Consumer Engagement Department handed over the Bekalan Nutrisi packs to Siti Khadhijah for MRA Penang. Supplied.

Kuala Lumpur, Sept 8: In an effort to provide immediate nutritional support to the urban poor and vulnerable communities, Nestlé EVERYDAY recently teamed up with a local non-governmental organisation (NGO), Persatuan Empayar Kebajikan Malaysia (Empire Project) to distribute more than 20,000 “Bekalan Nutrisi” packs to B40 families.
This community initiative is part of Nestlé EVERYDAY‘s “Bekalan Nutrisi” campaign with the aim of educating Malaysians on the importance of good nutrition for health, while facing various challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It is our hope that we will be able to raise awareness and cultivate beneficial change towards improving nutritional intake especially amongst the vulnerable communitie,” Nestle Malaysia Berhad, Milks Division Business Executive Lam Pui Yuee said in a statement. 
Each pack contains NESTLÉ EVERYDAY Milk Powder 300 gram and NESTUM All Family Cereal 250 gram, providing essential vitamins and minerals to support children’s growth and family’s well-being.
For more information about ‘Bekalan Nutrisi’ campaign, log on to https://www.dearnestle.com.my/milks-bekalan-nutrisi.

NEC Expands Its Collaboration with AWS

From left: Toshifumi Yoshizaki, Executive Vice President at NEC Corporation and Matt Garman, Senior Vice President at Amazon Web Services Inc. Supplied.

Tokyo, Sept 8: NEC Corporation has expanded its collaboration with Amazon Web Services, Inc. in areas that include global 5G and the digital government in support of accelerating digital transformation for customers.
Last November, NEC and AWS concluded a corporate-level strategic collaboration agreement, and have been developing offerings and strengthening delivery capabilities since then. 
“NEC is now expanding the collaboration with AWS in the areas of global 5G, digital government and in enhanced hybrid cloud offerings. With the strong global support from AWS, NEC will help drive digital transformation in the government sector and across industries as part of orchestrating a brighter world,” NEC Corp Executive VP Toshifumi Yoshizaki said in a statement.
To accelerate these initiatives, the NEC Group has increased the number of AWS-certified engineers to 2,000 at present, aiming for 3,000, double the number from the start of collaboration in 2020, and firmly maintains one of Japan’s largest delivery capabilities for cloud projects. 
Going forward, NEC will continue to strengthen these positions and to ensure that it responds to customers’ digital transformation demands.

ECRL Project Personnel 100 PC Vaccinated

Qualitas Health Group person-in-charge Dr Mohd Fauzi Hassan. Supplied

Kuala Lumpur, Sept 8: China Communications Construction (ECRL) Sdn Bhd (CCC-ECRL), the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (EPCC) Contractor of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project, announced today that it has successfully vaccinated 100 per cent of its management and staff including local subcontractors and suppliers working on the ECRL project.
The entire ECRL workforce has at least received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. CCC-ECRL aims to complete the two-dose vaccination process by the end of the month.
“It is crucial for CCC-ECRL to vaccinate not only its own staff but also those of their subcontractors as well as suppliers, to ensure a safe working environment for all,” Qualitas Health Group person-in-charge Dr Mohd Fauzi Hassan said in a statement.
This is to ensure the personnel actively working at its 164 priority locations, including the excavation works of 10 tunnels, are fully immunized and to ensure the steadfast progress of the national megaproject.
Furthermore, the initiative is essential to prevent delays in the project’s progress caused by stringent onsite SOPs, including less manpower and shorter working hours, and material delivery delays consequential to the Movement Control Order (MCO) imposed in various states.

First Domain Name System Forum Held Next Year 

Cyberjaya, Sept 8: The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced plans for the Asia Pacific (APAC) region’s first Domain Name System (DNS) Forum.
Jointly organized by ICANN and MYNIC Berhad, which is the Registry & Registrar for .MY, the inaugural APAC DNS Forum 2022 is scheduled to take place from March 30 to April 1 next year.
To prepare participants for the APAC DNS Forum in 2022, ICANN and MYNIC will kick off a monthly webinar series beginning in Sept and will conclude the series next February. 
The six webinars will cover a range of topics which will highlight how the DNS may interest and impact different stakeholders in the Internet ecosystem ranging from DNS industry participants, domain name owners, network operators, policy makers and even end users.
The first webinar is scheduled on Sept 23 with the topic “Understanding the Domain Name System.”
You can register for this event at apacdnsforum.my

Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair Opens

Officiating at today’s opening of the 40th HKTDC Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair and ninth Salon de TE. Supplied.

Hong Kong, Sept 8: The special edition of the 40th HKTDC Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair and ninth Salon de TE, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), Hong Kong Watch Manufacturers Association Ltd and The Federation of Hong Kong Watch Trades and Industries Ltd, officially open today, bringing together more than 160 exhibitors. The physical fairs run from Sept 8 till12 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), while the online version runs until September 19, providing continued sourcing opportunities through both physical and online formats.
The five-day fairs are open to the general public for the first time, offering visitors the opportunity to appreciate precious timepieces and shop for watches at discounted prices. Organised by the HKTDC, Asia’s premier fashion event CENTRESTAGE runs from Sept 10 to 12 at the HKCEC, presenting designer brands from around the world.
The concurrent fairs create synergies and new business opportunities for participants from both the watch and fashion industries.

Spritzer Malaysia Sends Aid To Families 

Spritzer Sends Mineral Water to Flood Victims. Supplied.

Kuala Lumpur, Sept 9Spritzer Malaysia, which produces Malaysia’s best-selling natural mineral water, is again bringing aid by sending bottle water to victims of the flash floods in the northern region of Peninsular Malaysia who are in need of safe and clean drinking water sources following the recent heavy downpour.
The Company has sent more than 30,000 bottles of Spritzer Natural Mineral Water to flood victims in Gurun and Yan in Kedah and Alor Pongsu in Perak whose homes were affected by the floodwaters, with a number of residents in all these areas having been evacuated to relief centres.
Spritzer has been donating aid to flood victims and rescue crews, especially those in flash floods affected areas, where victims may not have access to drinking water which is important for hydration and ensuring hygiene at all times.
Spritzer draws its silicon-rich mineral water sources from an environmentally safe and sustainable facility in Taiping, Perak surrounded by a tropical rainforest that is more than 200-million-year-old.
Silicon-rich mineral water has also been found to be beneficial to health, which helps reduce or eliminate aluminium toxins found in bodies.

ACCA To Advance UN Sustainable Development Goals

UN Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei, Executive Director Faroze Nadar. Supplied.

Kuala Lumpur, Sept 9: ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and UN Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei (UNGCMYB) formed a strategic partnership to build awareness among finance and accounting professionals on corporate sustainability, an essential aspect of building resilient and sustainable businesses for now and for future generations.
The opportunities that come from UNGCMYB-ACCA partnership will include efforts to raise awareness and improve skills in areas such as sustainable finance and its impact for relevant stakeholders, in order to align organisations’ financial strategies with the Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs).
“With this partnership, we are able to play a greater role to bridge much-needed sustainability and financial actions, through collaborative programs and localized content, to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within this decade,” UN Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei, Executive Director Faroze Nadar said in a statement.
The collaboration also aims to create a pipeline of sustainability advocates amongst finance and accounting professionals, with the aim of being part of the UNGC CFO Taskforce.
In time, ACCA and UNGCMYB will also collaborate on high-level support policy and research and organise events to drive visibility on corporate sustainability which may include roundtable discussions, reports, forums and conferences, as well as workshops.

Coway Provides Aid To The Vulnerable 

Coway and MERCY Malaysia Food Aid Programme RM400K Donation. Supplied.

Kuala Lumpur, Sept 9: Coway Malaysia has donated a total of RM400,000 to MERCY Malaysia’s Food Aid Programme, which seeks to deliver basic food supplies to vulnerable communities that have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the constant lockdowns. 
This corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative is part of the company’s commitment to stand alongside Malaysians in the fight against the challenges brought on by the pandemic. 
“We have a duty to help those in need as we believe any action, no matter how small, can start the ripple effect towards creating a better world,” Kyle Choi Ki Ryong, Managing Director of Coway Malaysia said in a statement.
The contribution will fund 3,600 food packs, benefiting vulnerable groups across the country, including urban and rural B40 families; families of B40 frontliners; the disabled; refugee populations; as well as shelter homes. 
Each food pack comprises essential food items including rice, cooking oil, sardines, malt drinks, and flour. 

MYNIC Joins MIHAS To Accelerate The Halal Industry

MYNIC CEO Datuk Hasnul Fadhly Hasan. Supplied.

Kuala Lumpur, Sept 9: In conjunction with the annual Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS) taking place from today till Sept 12, MYNIC Berhad, Malaysia’s official .MY domain registry under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (KKMM), will participate in a Knowledge Sharing Programme to shed light on the development of Digital Transformation on Halal Industry.
As one of the speakers at the event, MYNIC Berhad CEO Datuk Hasnul Fadhly Hasan emphasised on the practical aspects of digital transformation in the halal industry from identifying critical elements in the halal ecosystem, consumer demands from SMEs, and tips to manoeuvre businesses through digitalisation. 
“Ingredients such as .my can elevate the business through unique brand identities that will accelerate our nation’s journey to be a strong contributor to the global digital economy,” Datuk Hasnul Fadhly said in a statement.
“We will focus on technology deployment and enhancement through .my, with the aim of expanding the competitiveness of local businesses and accelerating Malaysia’s transformation to a high-income economy.”
MIHAS is organised by the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) and Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI), the MIHAS programme for this year includes virtual exhibitions, industry expert presentations, and demonstrations. 

SMCV Advocates for Preventive Healthcare In Anniversary Campaign  

SMCV’s Second Anniversary Poster. Supplied.

Kuala Lumpur, Sept 9: Sunway Medical Centre Velocity (SMCV) is celebrating their second year anniversary with a community campaign, by encouraging more Malaysians to take sufficient preventive health measures to ensure a better quality of life. 
In conjunction with the campaign, SMCV is putting a spotlight on heart and digestive health by offering affordable screening packages in those areas, as well as health screening packages and blood and tumour marker screenings. 
SMCV is also introducing a Health Screening Package where individuals can purchase two packages with a special rate on the second package. 
Keeping in line with the theme of twos, SMCV is also offering a combined blood screening and tumour marker test for just RM222. 
This package, as well as the Health Screening packages are available for purchase via SMCV’s website, sunmedvelocity.com.my/en/promotion, so patients need not head to the hospital to make their purchase and book an appointment and will be available for purchase throughout September and will be valid until Dec 31. 

Leon Fuat’s Net Profit Jumps

Leon Fuat Executive Director Calvin Ooi Shang How. Supplied.

Shah Alam, Sept 9: LEON FUAT BERHAD, a manufacturer and trader of steel products, specialising in rolled long and flat products announced a 1,110.1 per cent growth in profit after tax to RM32.12 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2021 compared with the RM2.65 million recorded for the corresponding quarter the previous year. 
The group also recorded 73.1 per cent growth in revenue to RM184.78 million for the quarter under review compared with RM106.76 million in the previous quarter.
“For Malaysia, we are seeing a gradual relaxation of containment measures alongside the rapid progress of the domestic vaccination programme would lead to a rebound of the economy,” Leon Fuat Executive Director Calvin Ooi Shang How said in a statement. 
“We are committed to continue with the positive momentum, building on our strong fundamentals and the continued support from our investors.”
The surge in steel prices globally since last year is supported by economic recovery and the gradual reopening of economies around the world while the expected rebound will unleash pent-up industrial demand which will hopefully maintain upward momentum for the steel sector.

Top Glove’s US Exports Resumes

Shah Alam, Sept 10: Top Glove is pleased to announce that Top Glove Malaysia is clear and allowed to resume exporting and selling gloves to the U.S.A, following modification of the Finding by U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) effective today.
In its statement at https://public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2021-19535.pdf, CBP affirmed that disposable gloves made by Top Glove in Malaysia would be admissible at all U.S. ports of entry.
Top Glove wishes to express its utmost appreciation to CBP for its responsiveness in modification of the finding.
Top Glove also wishes to thank the Malaysian government and the company’s valued stakeholders for their support and understanding in this matter.
The company will continue to work hard and smart towards becoming an industry leader in this area and meeting the growing expectations of its stakeholders.

S. Korea’s KT Corp. Acquires Epsilon Telecommunications

KT Corp acquires Epsilon Telecommunications. Supplied.

Kuala Lumpur, Sept 10: KT Corp. South Korea’s largest telecommunications company, has acquired Singapore-headquartered Epsilon Telecommunications, a global connectivity provider that simplifies how businesses connect applications and data around the world and in the cloud for an undisclosed amount.
The acquisition matches Epsilon’s agile innovation in international networking with KT’s world-class telecommunications services, customers, leadership, and resources.
“The acquisition is a logical next step for both businesses and a fantastic opportunity for customers, partners and internal teams,” Epsilon Telecommunications, CEO, Michel Robert said in a statement.
KT gains connectivity to the world’s leading communications and technology hubs in 41 cities, with extensive presence across the Asia-Pacific including Mainland China.
With Epsilon’s suite of connectivity solutions spanning cloud connectivity, ethernet (DCI), remote peering, access, SD-WAN, colocation and voice, KT is extending its capabilities to meet the changing demands from carriers, channel partners and enterprises across the globe.

Asia’s fashion showcase CENTRESTAGE opens today

Hong Kong, Sept 10: Asia’s premier fashion event CENTRESTAGE, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and sponsored by Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, opened today. 

The three-day extravaganza features 30 fashion events at which brands and designers can showcase their creativity in the fashion arena. 

A number of Hong Kong designers presented their 2022 Spring/Summer collections today, attracting the attention of fashion buyers and fashionistas. 

For the first time, the show is open to public visitors for the entire duration.

Visitors have a unique opportunity to check out the latest designs from leading local and overseas fashion brands, with most of the participating brands offering retail sales along with special offers.

Asia’s fashion showcase CENTRESTAGE opens today

Annual event opens to public visitors for first time. Supplied.

Hong Kong, Sept 10: Asia’s premier fashion event CENTRESTAGE, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and sponsored by Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, opened today.
The three-day extravaganza features 30 fashion events at which brands and designers can showcase their creativity in the fashion arena. 
A number of Hong Kong designers presented their 2022 Spring/Summer collections today, attracting the attention of fashion buyers and fashionistas. 
For the first time, the show is open to public visitors for the entire duration.
Visitors have a unique opportunity to check out the latest designs from leading local and overseas fashion brands, with most of the participating brands offering retail sales along with special offers.

Open Banking Expo Held On Nov 4

London, Sept 11: Open Banking Expo, the largest global community of Open Banking and Open Finance executives driving the biggest digital transformation in the financial services sector, will this November bring back together European innovators, disruptors and visionaries.
On Nov 4, leaders and experts from across the breadth of financial services, including the UK’s largest banks, fintechs, credit card and payments providers, business lenders and regulators, will gather to share lessons learnt from the initial implementation journey and insights into the future of the industry, as well as what is required for continued adoption of Open Banking and Open Finance across the globe.
“As Open Banking payments reach a tipping point, we are excited to reconvene together with industry innovators and visionaries to carry forward the mission that Token shares with Open Banking Expo: to drive the shift to an Open Banking-powered world, “Todd Clyde, CEO of Token said in a statement.
Open Banking Expo is a global community of Open Banking executives responsible for digital transformation across the financial services sector. For more information visit www.openbankingexpo.com.

Selangkah’s Brand New App Feature

Selangkah’s Brand New Feature. Supplied.

Selangor, Sept 11: Selangkah Ventures Sdn Bhd (SVSB) recently collaborated with the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) and WhatsDoc Sdn Bhd to integrate a holistic approach in providing mental health and psychosocial support within the Selangkah ecosystem.
As a result of this partnership, the Selangkah mobile application now features its latest function Selangor Mental Sihat (SEHAT), aimed at tackling various mental health issues currently plaguing Selangor residents.
Incorporating IIUM and WhatsDoc’s respective services in mental health management, SEHAT will not only increase awareness and literacy on such issues among its users. 
The program will also provide early intervention through self-screening modules, as well as psychosocial assistance from professional counsellors and support forums.
The Selangkah App is available for download from Google Play Store, Apple App Store, and Huawei App Gallery.

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