English, Govt, Penang, Technology

PgCare (Penang Contact Tracer application)

Penang has introduced a contact tracing online application to help the health and security authorities track those who may have been exposed to Covid-19. It’s called the Penang Contact Tracer application or in short ‘PgCare' PgCare (Penang Contact Tracer) was introduced on 15 May 2020, slightly later than MySejahtera and SELangkah because Penang wanted to… Continue reading PgCare (Penang Contact Tracer application)

English, Govt, Sports

Covid-19: High performance sports in the new normal

By Steven Sim & Muhammad Syakir Che Mansor In Steven's first article, he articulated the need for the Malaysian government to rethink sports in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. In this article, we will deal with issues faced by high performance sports given the new normal due to Covid-19.  We will look into four key… Continue reading Covid-19: High performance sports in the new normal

English, Govt, Penang

Covid-19 Exclusives: Tech Solutions for the Next Normal

BY NOW, ALL of us will be familiar with the term new normal or as we call it in Penang, next normal. Since the start of the Covid-19 epidemic, many commentators have spoken about how this crisis will change the way we live our lives. Many also talked about technology playing a more prominent role… Continue reading Covid-19 Exclusives: Tech Solutions for the Next Normal

English, Govt, KBS, Sports

Huge Benefits in Many Fields Can be Reaped if the Story of Sports is Properly Told

The story of sports in Malaysia is often ignored, and I feel there is much about it that needs telling. It makes a broad and exciting tale. My minister and I came to helm the Youth and Sports Ministry in July 2018 on the heels of a disappointing performance at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in… Continue reading Huge Benefits in Many Fields Can be Reaped if the Story of Sports is Properly Told

English, Gender

Malaysian girls missing from the job market

MP for Serdang Dr Ong Kian Ming wrote an excellent article about the worrying gender imbalance in Malaysian public universities. Our colleagues in the Penang Institute have shown that women greatly outnumbered men in major public universities. In institutions such as Universiti Putra Malaysia, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris etc., female students constituted… Continue reading Malaysian girls missing from the job market