March 2018

Team Panthera, Wins National Pride in International Challenge 4

A team of teenagers from SMK Seri Perling did their school, state and nation very proud when they emerged as First Runner-up in an engineering competition held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, last December. Organised by Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), the Four-by-Four (4×4) In Schools Technology Challenge aimed to introduce students the world over to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and get them interested in an engineering career.

Slaying A Silent Killer 6

Malaysians have a silent killer lurking among them. On average, it is estimated to strike nine out of every 100 Malaysians. Needless to say, this is a truly serious issue of alarming concern for the government and health professionals alike.  This silent killer is Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and the number of patients suffering from the disease are truly frightening, to say the least. According to Dr. Thiruventhiran Thilaganathan, Vice

Mad in Italy Returns to Johor 3

With an impressive performance record that spans over 40 countries across 4 continents, including appearances on Italy’s Got Talent, the five amazing maestros of Mezzotono is set to dazzle local audiences for the third time, on the 12th of March 2018 at Doubletree by Hilton JB. Describing themselves as a small Italian orchestra without any instruments, each show is only performed with only five human voices and a wide repertoire

MIM Signs Industrial Partnership with Raffles and Reading University 1

Medini Iskandar Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (MIM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with two esteemed educational bodies in Iskandar Puteri, namely the University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM) and Raffles University Iskandar (RUI), signifying a bold move between MIM and the two universities in enhancing the talent pool and readying graduates for the industry. The signing ceremony took place at Medini 6, Iskandar Puteri with Dr James Tee, Managing Director and

Help the Disabled to Help Themselves 3

Persatuan Cerebral Palsy Johor (Johor CP Association), formerly known as Spastic Children’s Association of Johor has been in operation for over 50 years in the region, but there are still many who are unaware about their existence. Apart from this, the association’s current financial situation is in a rather critical stage where they are running a deficit budget for the last 4 years. The association cares and provides education and

Kidney Failure – Are Women More at Risk? 2

When it comes to Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), women may be more likely to develop the illness than men. According to studies by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, the average prevalence of CKD in women is 14% as opposed to 12% in men. Interestingly, researchers also found that men were likely to go on dialysis earlier in the course of their illness compared to women, for reasons that

Winners Announced for Inaugural Women of the Future Awards South East Asia

Nine talented women from across Southeast Asia have been unveiled as winners of the first ever Women of the Future Awards South East Asia, the UK-born movement showcasing and strengthening the pipeline of female talent. Announced at a Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony at the Hilton Singapore, the winners were celebrated across nine categories and were selected from a shortlist of 50 candidates representing 10 countries across the region. The

Iskandar Malaysia Recorded RM237.26 billion Cumulative Committed Investments

Iskandar Malaysia made its first appearance at the 9th World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur, last month, highlighting its various internationally recognised initiatives in the field of urban development since its inception more than a decade ago. “The World Urban Forum is an event of global proportion and this year’s theme of ‘Cities 2030 – Cities for All: Implementing the New Urban Agenda’ made it the perfect platform for Iskandar

UNITEN students take top honours in Frost & Sullivan Case Challenge 2018 4

Three Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) students took the top prize for this year’s Frost & Sullivan Case Challenge, an event held to encourage university students to address real-life issues and to prepare them for future careers. The participants were given a hypothetical situation and they had to come up with a solution to address the issues and offer the best approach for the task given. This year the participants were

Price vs Value – Part One

Now that you have a better idea on the difference between price and value, let us go back to the consequences mentioned at the beginning of this article. Imagine you bought a house from the primary market where the current very trendy so-called creative marketing techniques on the part of the developer allowed you to be able to afford not just the house, but also renovation package, some home appliances