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PRefChem organises PIC's third English Carnival for more than 4,000 students

BANDAR PENAWAR, July 17 (Bernama) -- PRefChem, together with the Kota Tinggi District Education Office, jointly organised Pengerang Integrated Complex’s (PIC) third English Carnival, which is a signature Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme that promotes the English language literacy and appreciation amongst students.

The one-day carnival saw the participation of more than 4,000 students from 75 primary schools and 22 secondary schools in the Kota Tinggi district.

Fire Incident at Gas Processing Plant Santong, Paka, Terengganu

KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 (Bernama) -- PETRONAS Gas Berhad (PGB), a subsidiary of PETRONAS, wishes to update on the fire incident that occurred on 16 July 2019 at 7.43 pm, at one of PGB’s gas processing plants located in Paka, Terengganu.

The fire, which was confined to one of the plant’s equipment, the De-Methanizer Column, was fully extinguished at 4.30am today.

Fusionex Hackathon Grooms Students in Industry Application of Data Analytics

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, July 17 (Bernama) -- Almost 100 students from seven universities participated in the Fusionex Data Challenge over the weekend. The hackathon event saw its participants working late into Saturday night and presenting their pitch on Sunday morning. From a crowded field of 32 competing groups, prizes were awarded to the top five groups for their display of creativity and innovative excellence.

All five groups went home with cash prizes, offers for professional training courses, and reward points for redeeming discounted deals on 8excite. Team O(1) from Monash University emerged as the champion whose members Alvin Tan Jian Jia, Lim Tai Jie, and Lau Zhe Yu received a total of RM9,600 in prizes, including RM3,000 in cash, a professional training course worth RM6,000, and RM600 worth of 8excite reward points.

Accountants Call for Action to Strengthen Economy, Public Practice

KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 (Bernama) -- In January 2019, the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) jointly released the Business and Economic Outlook (BEO) Report 2019. MIA and ACCA found it timely to join the conversation and share accountants’ perspectives on the key challenges and opportunities for 2019. “As internal and external business advisors and decision makers, accountants are ideally placed to comment on the market outlook and provide guidance for public and private sector organisations,” said MIA CEO Dr. Nurmazilah Dato’ Mahzan.

Subsequently, MIA and ACCA organised follow-up roundtables with CFOs and accountants in public practice respectively to gather more data and insights for further action. The findings of these roundtables have been documented in the CFO Roundtable on BEO Report 2019 and the Practitioners’ Roundtable on BEO Report 2019.

Triton Digital Wins ExchangeWire´s The Wires APAC 2019 Best New Product or Service Sell Side for their Supply-Side Platform, Yield-Op

SINGAPORE, July 17 (Bernama) -- Triton Digital®, the global technology and services leader to the digital audio and podcast industry, announced today that they have been named the winner of ExchangeWire’s The Wires APAC 2019 Best New Product or Service – Sell Side for their supply-side platform, Yield-Op.

The Wires APAC recognizes the best use of ad tech across all aspects of media sales and buying within the Asia-Pacific region including East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, and accepted submissions for the award from the likes of various ad tech vendors, marketing automation providers, media buying agencies, trading desks, agency trading desks, advertisers, and publishers.

Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Offers "Tea Ceremony Experience and Luxurious Accommodations for Families " Package

TOKYO, July 17 (Bernama) -- Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo (KPH), one of Japan’s most prestigious international hotels located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, will begin offering a special summer accommodation package entitled “Tea Ceremony Experience and Luxurious Accommodations for Families” from July 20 to September 1, 2019. This accommodation package has been specially designed to keep families with children entertained by providing the unique cultural experience of a Japanese tea ceremony as fond memories of their summer vacation at our Hotel.

The rooms offered in this accommodation package are the very popular “Two Queen Beds Rooms” located on the “Premier Grand” club floors with use of the Club Lounge included. The rooms are facilitated with two 1.53 meter wide queen sized beds to allow parents to sleep comfortably with their children. The Premier Grand club guest rooms also feature bathrooms with wash basins that are separate from the bathing and toilet facilities for ease of use by families.

Penang, Among Top Investment Destinations In Malaysia

BAYAN LEPAS, Penang, July 16 (Bernama) -- “The Penang state has consistently been ranked among the top investment destinations in the country over the last five decades. In terms of investment, from 1980 to 2018, MIDA has approved a total of 4,084 manufacturing projects with investments worth RM129.1 billion for Penang. Approved foreign investments in the manufacturing sector totalled RM90.4 billion, accounting for 70 per cent of total investments approved for the State, while domestic investments are the remaining 30 per cent or RM38.7 billion. In the first quarter of this year, Penang recorded another RM8.8 billion of total approved investment in the manufacturing sector, 780% higher compared with RM1.0 billion, approved in the same period last year. Of this, RM8.5 billion were from foreign investments, representing 42.1 per cent of Malaysia's total approved FDI in the manufacturing sector for the period of January to March 2019. Notable approved manufacturing projects in Penang include projects from Micron Technology and Jabil Circuit,” said Mr. Zabidi Mahbar, Deputy Chief Executive Officer II of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) in his welcoming remarks at the Domestic Investment Seminar in Penang held this morning.

MIDA continues to undertake various activities and programmes to attract more quality investments, including from the domestic players. For example, a dedicated team namely the Investment Coordination Platform (ICP), established by MIDA is able to facilitate companies to expand their businesses and investment portfolio. This unit works closely with equity and corporate advisory firms as well as local regulators and technology providers in assisting companies in conducting business-to-business matching, capital raising exercise through debt & equity, M&A, divestment and initial public listing or IPO.