Touchless technology and processes keeping Perth Airport passengers safe

Perth Airport is continuing to roll out new Covid-safe initiatives and practices. Perth Airport Chief Commercial Officer Kate Holsgrove said that Perth Airport has reimagined the traveller journey from carpark to forecourt, to terminal, to security, to flight gate and implemented additional Covid safe measures to reduce touchpoints and promote…

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Malaysian companies see the need to equip their employees with digital skills

Companies shifting digital upskilling from digital productivity tools. Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Malaysia’s lead digital economy agency, recently concluded a Digital Talent Survey, which showed that companies are accelerating the adoption of digital technologies and are accordingly focused on reskilling and upskilling their employees in digital technologies and applications.…

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MDEC to drive digital agenda with launch of twelfth Malaysia plan

Focus on reducing the digital divide and attracting high quality digital investments. Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Malaysia’s lead digital economy agency, welcomes the emphasis on digital and technology for the nations development in the Twelfth Malaysia Plan (12MP) announced by YAB Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob yesterday. The five-year…

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MAS and financial industry to use new digital platform to fight money laundering

New digital platform, named COSMIC. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced today that it will introduce a digital platform and enabling regulatory framework for financial institutions (FIs) to share with one another relevant information on customers and transactions to prevent money laundering (ML), terrorism financing (TF) and proliferation financing…

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Singapore’s PayNow and Malaysia’s DuitNow to Link in 2022

Enhanced data governance and improved access. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) today announced plans to commence a phased linkage of Singapore’s PayNow and Malaysia’s DuitNow real-time payment systems. The first phase of the PayNow-DuitNow linkage will be launched in the fourth quarter of 2022.…

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Malicious cyber actors are actively targeting Australians

Key cyber threats affecting Australia and provides vital advice on to protect businesses online. The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has released its  Annual Cyber Threat Report 2020–21, highlighting the key cyber threats affecting Australian systems and networks, and uses strategic assessments, statistics, trends analysis, and case studies to describe…

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BIS Innovation Hub, APAC and African banks test digital currencies

Results will inform development of global and regional platforms for improving cross-border payments.  The Bank for International Settlements Innovation Hub, the Reserve Bank of Australia, Bank Negara Malaysia, Monetary Authority of Singapore and South African Reserve Bank will join forces to test the use of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs)…

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Malaysia Airports aims to be a 5G Digital Airport

Enabling safe, secure and seamless travel while positioning KLIA as a retail destination and tourism hub. As part of its Airports 4.0 digitalisation initiatives, Malaysia Airports has entered into a strategic partnership with Maxis to co-develop a digital transformation roadmap for Smart Airport operations. Malaysia Airports’ aim is to leverage…

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Vietnam’s Übank the first digital bank in APAC

Delivering 50 new features in one month to enhance mobile banking app. Übank, Vietnam’s digital bank powered by VPBank, has successfully partnered with Backbase – global engagement banking platform leader – leveraging their Backbase-as-a-Service (BaaS) managed cloud service for its Engagement Banking Platform to enhance the bank’s mobile banking experiences and offerings, with…

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