Headlines:

  1. Strong SME presence in Lima 2019
  2. Two companies shortlisted for third national car project
  3. Penang business events industry rakes RM1.3 billion last year
  4. Government reviewing Personal Data Protection Act
  5. Security experts to address future counter-terrorism and public safety at Milipol Asia-Pacific 2019

12 aerospace SMEs taking part in LIMA 2019
Twelve small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from the aerospace industry will take part in the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition 2019 (LIMA 2019) from March 26-30. Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof said the participation of the companies through the ministry would be a catalyst to the aerospace industry. He said the exhibition would be the best platform for the companies to showcase their products, capabilities and expertise, as well as enhance their competitiveness in aerospace services and manufacturing of components at the international level. He hopes the involvement of the SMEs will attract more stakeholders to invest and thus boost entrepreneurial development on a larger scale.

Two companies shortlisted for third national car project
Two car manufacturers have been shortlisted for the third national car project, according to Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof. However, he said several aspects were still being studied before a final decision is made. “We are at the end stage of discussions, we cannot reveal more details as yet,” he told reporters in Kuala Lumpur.

Penang business events industry rakes RM1.3 billion last year
Business events industry in Penang has raked in an estimated economic impact (EEI) valued at about RM1.3 billion last year, announced Penang Convention and Exhibition Bureau (PCEB). Its chief executive officer G Ashwin said the EEI for business events industry in the state has grown by 62 per cent from RM808 million in 2016 since the inception of Business Events Penang Annual Review three years ago. He said Penang had hosted 2,733 business events in 2018, increasing steadily from 1,251 events in 2016 and 2,511 events in 2017.

Government reviewing Personal Data Protection Act
Minister of Communication and Multimedia, Gobind Singh Deo has confirmed that his Ministry was reviewing the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) of Malaysia. He said the move was to “streamline with international requirements of personal data protection”, particularly in conjunction with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Among the areas being looked at are cross-border data transfers, data breach notifications, and whether the government should be exempt from the PDPA. The GDPR is a European legislation that mandates how organisations collect, store, and process data belonging to EU citizens, and can impact Malaysian companies and their operations.

Security experts to address future counter-terrorism and public safety at Milipol Asia-Pacific 2019
The 8th edition of Milipol Asia-Pacific 2019, the region’s flagship international homeland security conference will bring together the region’s leading experts on counter-terrorism, cybersecurity, organised crime and public safety for a three-day conference in April in Singapore. The conference will attract over 350 international and regional delegates and will see more than 300 exhibitors in attendance, showcases the latest and future innovations in border security, crowd control, threat detection systems, search and rescue technology, drone and anti-drone technology and field operation equipment for law enforcement. “The evolving challenges of today’s regional security landscape require dynamic and relevant solutions. With Asia-Pacific’s most influential thought leaders in homeland security gathered under one roof at Milipol Asia-Pacific 2019, delegates can expect three full days of insightful dialogue on some of the most pressing security challenges faced in the region”, said Mr Andrew Marriott, Managing Director of Comexposium Singapore.