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, Govt, KBS, Sports

Dismal outing at SEA Games, a wake-up call for all: Steven Sim

KUALA LUMPUR: The national contingent’s failure to hit the 70-gold target at the 30th SEA Games in the Philippines should serve as a wake-up call for all concerned, said Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Steven Sim Chee Keong. He said the decline in performance was already apparent after the 2007 SEA Games in Korat, Thailand… Continue reading Dismal outing at SEA Games, a wake-up call for all: Steven Sim

English, Govt, KBS

MACC’s mistake, says Steven Sim on doubled assets number

Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports Steven Sim maintains that assets belonging to him and his spouse have not increased over the past year. He called out MACC for making a mistake in showing that his assets had doubled since Oct 9, 2018, as of Oct 30, 2019. “The information is incorrect and is a result of… Continue reading MACC’s mistake, says Steven Sim on doubled assets number

Bukit Mertajam, English, Govt

Deputy minister urges calm after vandalism attack at St Anne’s Church

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 6 — The police should be given the room it needs to fully investigate the vandalism incident at the St Anne’s Church in Penang yesterday, said Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Steven Sim. Sim, who is the MP for Bukit Mertajam where the church is located, said he contacted both the parish… Continue reading Deputy minister urges calm after vandalism attack at St Anne’s Church