Think Pieces

The Preservation of Ipoh’s Heritage

By Dr Teh Pek Yen and Associate Professor Dr Derek Ong Lai Teik
Ipoh – a serene city tucked away in the northwestern part of Peninsular Malaysia has predominantly been a detour for tourists (both local and international) sojourning between the north and the south. This article talks about the need to preserve Ipoh’s authentic heritage.

Improvise, Adapt, Overcome to Win Big in Business

A look at how Samsung, American Express, Sime Darby, Tata Group and Nintendo became industry leaders, and how an online MBA can help you become one.

Crafting Our Interiors

By Arief Afandi
It is not by accident that young architects and interior designers today are vastly addressing issues of sustainable living and construction in their work. Combining vernacular techniques with contemporary design technologies, they have given the term sustainability a whole new meaning. This is…

The Bigger Picture: Actuarial Work in Climate Change

By Nicholas Yeo
Climate change refers to long-term shifts in temperature and weather patterns, which lead to threats such as food and water scarcity, flooding, extreme weather and related economic losses. The World Health Organization (WHO) calls climate change the greatest threat to global health in the 21st…

Suicide Is A National Security Threat

By Professor Dr Alvin Ng Lai Oon
The recent suicides on the Penang Bridge highlight again the urgency to address such unnecessary deaths that are always one too many. Suicide is a national security threat. With every suicide, there are emotional and financial costs within the family and affected community, reducing the overall…

The NCA’s Important Lessons

By Dr Goh Chun Seng
The Paris Climate Agreement has driven countries scrambling to reduce and offset their greenhouse gas emissions. “Carbon markets” are created by capping the overall emission of a country, forcing the emitters to either reduce their carbon emissions or purchase “carbon credits”, such as from…

Re-imagining Borneo in the Digital Revolution

By Dr Goh Chun Seng
The digital revolution, also called Industrial Revolution 4.0, has become a major policy focus in developing countries to ensure the nations survive and evolve in the face of disruptive changes in the global economy. Digital and smart technologies are perceived as key modular-building blocks for…

Revitalising Key Sectors

By Professor Mahendhiran Sanggaran Nair
The Covid-19 pandemic has been difficult for everyone, and even more so for businesses in Malaysia with the stop-start movement control orders over the last 16 months and a half.

What Next for Sabah, Sarawak Post-Covid?

By Dr Goh Chun Sheng
Sabah has taken steps to ensure its palm oil is produced to global standards.

Sunway University Leads Regional Efforts in Recognising and Solving Climate Change

By Professor Mohamed Kheireddine Aroua
Climate change is a real threat to life on Earth and carbon dioxide (CO2) is recognised as the major contributor. 

Pursuing Professional Career Development to Address Technological Challenges of Tomorrow

By Professor Serge Demidenko and Professor Ts. Dr -Ing. Lau Sian Lun
Sunway University has embarked on developing and introducing its new undergraduate and postgraduate engineering offerings.

Sunway University Signs Collaborative Agreement with the Malaysian Society of Geriatric Medicine (MSGM)

By Professor Alvin Ng Lai Oon
This article covers the signing of the collaborative agreement between Sunway University and the Malaysian Society of Geriatric Medicine (MSGM), which is a significant milestone in the medical advancement for elderly health care in Malaysia. This collaboration between the two entities has resulted…