ASEAN’s mobile internet not good enough

Industry 4.0, also known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, is not only inevitable but is already upon us. While internet connectivity plays a major role in the realisation of Industry 4.0, there is little reason to doubt the significance of mobile internet connectivity as well.

20 May 2019

ASEAN’s paedophiles are tech savvy

Southeast Asia is in the grip of a fresh surge of paedophile activity with predators orchestrating and watching abuse on live-streaming sites and via webcams, and paying for it with near-untraceable cryptocurrency, victims and children's charities warn. 

18 May 2019

Myanmar’s farmers go hi-tech

According to the World Bank, Asia supports the food demands of 60 percent of the global population by using just 23 percent of the world’s agricultural land. Due to an increasing population and decreasing land mass, the role of technology in agriculture is key.

12 May 2019

Malaysia: ASEAN’s e-commerce gateway to China

As we enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution and practically everything is moving online, the importance of e-commerce is heightened now more than ever before. E-commerce, in fact, is quickly becoming the primary mode of business and trade around the world - ASEAN included

2 May 2019

Malaysia to groom world class start-ups

Malaysia’s tech start-up community now has a home to call its own with the launch of the HLX on Thursday, an integrated innovation centre for start-ups to collaborate with corporates to get access, coaching, funding and mentoring in one space.

28 April 2019

Should Malaysia ban PUBG?

Scapegoating in most cultures is considered the norm. Myanmar scapegoats the Rohingya, China scapegoats the West and the United States (US) scapegoats its minorities.

23 April 2019

Struggling SMEs should turn to tech

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore have been hailed as the driving force behind the island nation’s economy. The government there has pointed out that SMEs make up 99 percent of all enterprises in the country and employ as many as 65 percent of Singapore’s workforce.

17 April 2019

The future of drones in ASEAN

Better regulations and wider acceptance from the general public are key to the growth of commercial drone use across the region. 

12 April 2019

Blockchain in Indonesia

When blockchain and cryptocurrency first made headlines, many saw them as disruptors to the current financial order. This is because transactions that involve cryptocurrencies remove the need for an intermediary – a role banks and other financial institutions have traditionally filled.

9 April 2019