Singapore Police Force and MAS investigate overseas online trading platform

Investigating Samtrade FX, and its related entities in Singapore. The Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) of the Singapore Police Force and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) launched a joint investigation into online trading platform, Samtrade FX run by Samtrade FX Limited, a company registered in St Vincent and the Grenadines…

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Governments without a total experience strategy will fail to transform services

Need to focus on scaling digital initiatives through hyperautomation, decision intelligence, etc. By 2023, at least 85% of governments without a total experience (TX) strategy will fail to successfully transform government services, according to Gartner, Inc. Governments that continue to focus on citizen and employee experience initiatives separately will miss…

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Bridge data centre announces fourth data centre in Malaysia

Hyperscale data centre campus in Johor, Malaysia. Bridge Data Centres, one of the region’s key data centre service providers headquartered in Singapore has announced the construction of its fourth hyperscale data centre (MY06), the largest of its kind in Johor, Malaysia. This will involve an investment value of RM2.5 billion…

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Improving telecomms in the Indo-Pacific region

USA, Australia, Japan, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Kiribati, and Republic of Nauru work together. Australia, Japan, and the United States are committed to working in partnership with the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Kiribati, and Nauru to improve internet connectivity to these three Pacific nations by providing funding…

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Australian Govt. looks at cryptocurrency

Criminal cryptocurrency transactions will drop by 30 per cent by 2024. The Australian Government has unveiled most significant reforms to Australia’s payment systems in more than 25 years. The reforms will ensure that Australia can capitalise on the significant opportunities being created by new payment and crypto technologies. These reforms will build…

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Thailand’s National Science and Technology Development Agency bolsters R&D

Strengthens nation’s economy with new supercomputer. Hewlett Packard Enterprise has announced that it is building a new supercomputer for Thailand’s National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) that is 30X faster than its existing system. The new supercomputer will be hosted in the NSTDA Supercomputer centre (ThaiSC), which is one…

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Australian Government to digitalise all agencies by 2025

Ensure all government services to be available digitally by 2025 with a single entry point for users. The Australian Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business, Stuart Robert stated in a speech that the Government trialing the use of Cyber Hubs. “The Cyber threat is so pervasive that…

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MDEC fortifies digital talent development through UNICEF

Bring marginalised young people and industry leaders on the same platform for career guidance and mentorships. Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Malaysia’s lead digital economy agency, is ramping up its efforts in enabling a digital learning landscape for youth through strategic collaborations with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and…

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Singapore and the UK push digital initiatives

Sign three MOUs in the areas of digital trade facilitation, digital identities and cyber security. Singapore and the United Kingdom (UK) are pleased to announce the signing of three Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) in the areas of Digital Trade Facilitation, Digital Identities and Cyber Security between the governments of Singapore…

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Aus Govt releases regional connectivity program funding

Part of the government’s wider regionalisation agenda. The Liberal and Nationals Government has launched the second round of a program aimed at further boosting digital connectivity in regional and remote Australia.  Minister for Regional Communications, Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie, released the Round 2 Guidelines for the successful Regional Connectivity…

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